GEO-KOMPSAT-2A (GK-2A) is a geostationary weather satellite operated by the National Meteorological Satellite Center of the Korea Meteorological Administration. It is positioned over the equator at 128.2°E longitude which is visible from Australia, New Zealand, Southeast Asia, Japan, Korea, China, India and Eastern Russia. Near real-time meteorological data
Since its commissioning on July 25th 2019, GEO-KOMPSAT-2A (GK-2A) has been downlinking Full Disk images every 10 minutes over LRIT and HRIT. Unfortunately the LRIT downlink only transmits a single Infrared channel called IR105 (10.4μm) due to bandwidth constraints. This means false colour imagery cannot be created using data
Between Monday 2nd and Friday 5th of July 2019 the KMA NMSC conducted testing of their new geostationary weather satellite GEO-KOMPSAT-2A (GK-2A). This post is a summary of the testing carried out during this period, as well as some observations regarding new data types and formats. RF Carriers Around 9:
This map is a collection of various types of satellite ground stations located across Australia. Types of marked sites include large telecommunication hubs, deep space tracking stations run by NASA/CSIRO and the ESA, control centers for commercial satellite operators, broadcast uplink/distribution nodes, and rural National Broadband Network nodes.
Like NOAA's series of GOES meteorological satellites, COMS-1 (128.2°E) operated by the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) has both LRIT and HRIT downlinks for disseminating real-time meteorological data. Unlike GOES, these downlinks are encrypted using single-layer DES and decryption keys are controlled by KMA through an application approval process.