SPACE HERITAGE

Key Space Programs

1989

Dawn of Korean Space Development Pioneering engineers from the Satellite Technology Research Center (SaTReC), KAIST were sent to the UK. They developed KITSAT-1 through a collaborative program between KAIST and the University of Surrey.
1992- 1993

  • Launch: 1992 KITSAT-1, the first Korean satellite

    Developed: Satellite & Ground Systems

  • Launch: 1993 KITSAT-2, the first satellite built in Korea

    Developed: Satellite & Ground Systems

1999

  • Launch : 1999 KITSAT-3, the first indegenious Korean satellite

    Developed: Satellite & Ground Systems

  • 1999Commercial business begins

    Satrec Initiative Co., Ltd. (SI) was founded by the SaTReC engineers who built KITSAT series.

  • Launch : 1999 KOMPSAT-1, the first Korean Government Earth observation satellite developed by KARI

    Delivered: IRPS

2006

  • Launch : 2006 KOMPSAT-2, Korean Government's 1m resolution optical satellite

    Delivered: IRPS

2009

  • Launch : 2009 RazakSAT, 2.5m resolution optical satellite for ATSB (Malaysia)

    Delivered: Satellite & Ground Systems

  • Launch : 2009 DubaiSat-1, 2.5m resolution optical satellite for MBRSC (UAE)

    Delivered: Satellite & Ground Systems

2010

  • Launch : 2010 COMS, Korean Government's first geostationary multi-purpose satellite

    Delivered: Ka-band Comms. P/L Integration, Elec. Module, Sun Sensor, IRPS, MCS, P/L EGSE

2011- 2012

  • Launch : 2011 X-SAT, 2.5m resolution micro-satellite for NTU & DSO (Singapore)

    Delivered: EO Payload

  • Launch : 2011 RASAT, 7.5m resolution micro-satellite for TUBITAK-UZAY (Turkey)

    Delivered: EO Payload & Attitude Sensors

  • Launch : 2012 KOMPSAT-3, Korean Government's 0.5m resolution optical satellite

    Delivered: IRPS, MCS Subsystems, Sun Sensor

2013

  • Launch : 2013 KOMPSAT-5, Korean Governement's first SAR satellite

    Delivered: Fixed/Mobile IRPS, MCS subsystems, SAR Simulator, Sun Sensor

  • Launch : 2013 DubaiSat-2, world's first 1m resolution small optical satellite for MBRSC (UAE)

    Delivered: Satellite & Ground Systems

2014

  • Launch : 2014 Deimos-2, 0.75m resolution commercial optical satellite for Deimos Imaging (Spain/Canada)

    Delivered: Satellite system

2015

  • Launch : 2015 KOMPSAT-3A, Korean Government's 0.4m resolution optical satellite

    Delivered: Fixed/Mobile IRPS & Sun Sensor

  • Launch : 2015 TeLEOS-1, world's first commercial NEO optical satellite for ST Electronics (Singapore)

    Delivered: EO Payload

2018

  • Launch : 2018 KhalifaSat, the first satellite developed & built in UAE

    Delivered: Elec. Units, Telescope, IRPS

  • Launch : 2018 Geo-KOMPSAT-2A, Korean Government's geostationary satellite for meteorology

    Delivered: Elec. Module (Thales Alenia Space), Space Weather Sensor, IRPS, MCS Subsystems, P/L EGSE

2019- 2020

  • Launch : 2019 Geo-KOMPSAT-2B, Korean's geostationary satellite for ocean & environmental monitoring

    Delivered: Elec. Module (Thales Alenia Space), IRPS, MCS Subsystems, P/L EGSE

  • Launch : 2020 KOMPSAT-6, Korean Government's next generation SAR satellite

    Delivered: IRPS, CVS, SAR Simulator

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