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KOMPSAT-5

image Figure 1 - Illustation of KOMPSAT-5 spacecraft (image credit: KARI)

About the mission/sensor

KOMPSAT-5 (KOrea Multi-Purpose SATellite-5) is the first Korean SAR satellite of designed and manufactured by the Korean space agency (KARI).

KOMPSAT-5 payload includes the COSI (Corea SAR Instrument) multi-mode X-band (9.66 GHz) SAR instrument. SAR acquistion imaging modes are HIGH RESOLUTION (HR), ENHANCED HIGH RESOLUTION (EH), ULTRA HIGH RESOLUTION (UH), STANDARD (ST), ENHANCED STANDARD (ES), WIDE SWATH (WS), ENHANCED WIDE SWATH (EW) modes with Single Polarization (HH, HV, VH, or VV).

image Figure 2 - KOMPSAT-5 Measurement modes (image credit: KARI, SIIS)

Native format

KARI contributes to the Charter with the provision of radiometrically calibrated, geocoded and georeferenced radar data from KOMPSAT-5 satellite. Imported Dataset in the ESA Charter Mapper from COS-2 are SAR Geocoded Terrain Corrected (GTC) L1D products.

KOMPSAT-5 GRD acquisitions are provided to the Charter as a compressed archive containing:

  • an XML metadata file
  • a GeoTIFF file for single-band GRD product at chosen polarization
  • a GeoTIFF file of the GIM (Geocoded Incidence Mask)
  • a JPG file with a browse image
  • a PNG file with a quicklook
  • a KML file of Scene Quicklook Map Overlay

Below an example of an KOMPSAT-5 received during the Charter Activation 798:

Filename: urn_ogc_def_EOP_KARI_KOMPSAT5_K5_20210122220536_000010_40752_A_ES03_HH_GTC_B_L1D_Aux_xml-product.zip

References

[RD01] - KOREA AEROSPACE RESEARCH INSTITUTE, SI IMAGING SERVICES Co. LTD, "KOMPSAT-5 PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS, Standard Product Specifications", Version 1.2, July, 2015.

[RD02] - KOREA AEROSPACE RESEARCH INSTITUTE, SI IMAGING SERVICES Co. LTD, "KOMPSAT-5 PRODUCT ATTRIBUTES, Product Attributes Specifications", Version 1.2, July, 2015.

[RD03] - KOREA AEROSPACE RESEARCH INSTITUTE, SI IMAGING SERVICES Co. LTD, "KOMPSAT-5 Image Data Manual", Version 1.0 April,2014.