Kitsat-2

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Kitsat-2
Names Uribyol-2
Kitsat-OSCAR-25
KO-25
Mission type Experimental
Operator SaTReC
COSPAR ID 1993-061F
SATCAT no. 22828Edit this on Wikidata
Website Official webpage
Range 711.7 kilometres (442 mi)
Apogee 730.3 kilometres (454 mi)
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft Kitsat-2
Manufacturer KAIST
Launch mass 47.5 kg (105 lb)
Dimensions 352 x 356 x 670 mm
Power 30 W
Start of mission
Launch date 01:47, September 26, 1993 (1993-09-26T01:47)
Rocket Ariane-40 H10
Launch site Guiana Space Centre
Contractor Arianespace
End of mission
Deactivated Not known
Orbital parameters
Reference system Sun-synchronous orbit
Regime Low Earth orbit
Inclination 98.7°
Period 100.7 minutes

Kitsat-2 (a.k.a. "Uribyol 2", "Kitsat-OSCAR 25", "KO 25" and "KitSAT B") was a South Korean experimental earth observation microsatellite. Kitsat-2 was South Korea's second satellite and was the first to be developed and manufactured domestically by the Korea Advanced Institute of Science. The satellite was launched into orbit on 26 September 1993, on the 59th flight of the Ariane-40 H10 expendable launch vehicle. The launch took place in the Kourou Space Centre, French Guiana. The satellite's mission was to improve and enhance the Kitsat-1 systems, use domestically manufactured components, demonstrate experimental modules and to promote domestic space industry.[1][2][3][4][5]

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  1. ^ "KITSAT series - KITSAT-2". KAIST Satellite Technology Research Center. Retrieved 9 Jul 2016. 
  2. ^ "KITSAT-OSCAR 25". om3ktr.sk. Retrieved 9 Jul 2016. 
  3. ^ "KITSAT 2". n2yo.com. Retrieved 9 Jul 2016. 
  4. ^ "KITSAT 2 COSPAR ID: 1993-061F". NASA. Retrieved 9 Jul 2016. 
  5. ^ "Kitsat 1, 2 (Uribyol 1, 2 / Kitsat-OSCAR 23, 25 / KO 23, 25)". Gunter's space page. Retrieved 9 Jul 2016.