KARI Releases First Images from KOMPSAT-3A Satellite
KARI released images from KOMPAT-3A taken from all over the world in 55 centimeter resolution.
The areas imaged include Burj Al Arab in UAE and an IR image of Han river in Korea.
KOMPSAT-3A Electro-Optical imagery
Burj Al Arab, UAE | KOMPSAT3A - 0.55 m resolution | Collected April 01, 2015 |
KOMPSAT-3A Infrared imagery
Han River, KOREA | KOMPSAT3A - 5.5 m resolution | Collected April 01, 2015 |
KOMPSAT-3A was developed by the Korea Aerospace Research Institute to ensure data continuity in the visible wavelengths and add infrared capabilities. The Advanced Earth Imaging Sensor System installed on the satellite covers the visible wavelengths to acquire full-color imagery plus an infrared channel.
The major goal of the KOMPSAT-3A program is to develop an earth observation satellite to obtain IR (Infrared) and high resolution EO (Electro-Optical) images for GIS (Geographical Information Systems) applications in environmental, agricultural and oceanographic sciences as well as natural disasters.