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Thales Alenia Space to Provide the X-band Transmitter for South Korea’s KOMPSAT-7

January 16, 2018 - Thales Alenia Space has signed a new contract with the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) to deliver the X-band communications system for the KOMPSAT-7 mission (Korea Multi-Purpose Satellite 7), with a target launch in 2021 and a lifetime of five years. KOMPSAT-7 is an Earth observation mission in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) developed by KARI to provide high resolution satellite images to satisfy South Korea’s national needs. It will embark a high resolution optical instrument, AEISS-HR (Advanced Earth Imaging Sensor System - High Resolution) featuring world-class 0.3 meter resolution. The X-band system will be in charge of transmitting the high resolution images to the ground station through a high speed data downlink.

 
 
 
 
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