South Korean Satellite To Aid Disaster Efforts

Formally becoming the newest member of the International Charter ‘Space and Major Disasters,’ the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI), under the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, will contribute free images from its Kompsat-2 satellite to aid natural disasters. KARI is collaborating with Korea’s National Institute for Disaster Protection (NIDP) under the National Emergency Management Agency to respond to disasters based on satellite information.  Through the Charter, satellite data are used to create maps and aid rescue efforts.

Launched in 2006, South Korea’s Kompsat-2 satellite is equipped with a multispectral camera able to acquire 4 m-resolution colour images and1 m-resolution panchromatic images. For more information, click here.

Source:  ESA

Sachiye Day, VERTICES intern.


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