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Launched in August 1993, KITSAT-2 was Korea’s second satellite and the first domestically developed and manufactured satellite.
Upon returning to Korea, the researchers who led the KITSAT-1 project worked with domestic research teams to conduct the entire development process independently at SaTReC, from mission analysis, design and manufacture, to testing.
KITSAT-2 carried out missions such as earth observation and space plasma measurement. Experience gained from the KITSAT-2 project gave domestic researchers confidence in satellite research as they independently developed solutions for the various challenges involved in satellite development.
- To improve the KITSAT-1 system and acquire independent development capabilities
- Maximum utilization of domestically manufactured components
- To test domestically developed experimental modules
- To promote the development of the domestic space industry
||800 km circular sun-synchronous orbit (inclination 98.57o)
||Max. 30 W
|Attitude Control Method
||Gravity-gradient stabilization, magnetic torquer, < 5 deg pointing accuracy
Uplink (145 MHz frequency band): 9600bps
Downlink (436 MHz frequency band): 9600bps
CCD Earth Imaging System (CEIS)
Next Generation Small Satellite Computer
High Speed Modulation Experiment Device
Digital Store and Forward Communication Experiment (DSFCE)
Low Energy Electron Detector (LEED)