The KOMPSAT-2 spacecraft was launched on July 28, 2006 (UTC).
Sun-synchronous circular orbit, altitude 685 km, inclination 98.13º, period 98.46 min, the mean local time of the ascending node is at 10:50 hours. Repeat cycle is 28 days.
The system is equipped with a solid state recorder to record images not less than 1,000km long at the end of life. The satellite fulfills drift and jitter accuracy requirements. The maximum LOS (LOS) drift will be 0.005 deg/sec and the maximum LOS jitter will be 0.4 micro-radians over 4.7 milliseconds. The satellite can be rolled up to ±30 degrees off-nadir to pre-position the MSC swath.