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Launched in August 1992, KITSAT-1 was the first Korean satellite, developed by SaTRec after three years of participation in an educational program at the University of Surrey in satellite development and training of researchers.

KITSAT-1 was used to conduct experiments in earth imaging and audio/video communication. The successful launch of KITSAT-1 opened the door to space exploration for Korea and allowed the nation to take pride in being one of the few nations in the world to have a national satellite.

- To acquire satellite development technology
- To train experts in the field of satellite technology
- To promote the space industry and expand public interest in space science
- To conduct research on the space environment
Key Specifications
Orbit 1300 km circular orbit (inclination : 66.08o)
Size 352x356x670 mm
Weight 48.6 kg
Power Rating Max. 30 W
Attitude Control Method Gravity-gradient stabilization, magnetic torquer, < 5 deg pointing accuracy
(Transfer Speed)
Uplink (145 MHz frequency band): 9600 bps
Downlink (435.175 MHz frequency band): 9600bps
Main Computer OBC186(80C186)
Payloads Digital Store and Forward Communication Experiment (DSFCE)
CCD Earth Imaging System (CEIS)
Digital Signal Processing Experiment (DSPE)
Cosmic Ray Experiment (CRE)