KOMPSAT-6 is designed for remote monitoring of emergencies and natural disasters, acquisition of operational meteorological information and data on natural resources.
"The signing of the first commercial contract for the launch of rocket carrier Angara demonstrates high potential of the newest family of the Russian rockets. Russia’s Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center and the Korea Aerospace Research Institute are connected through the long-term cooperation. The contract for the launch of KOMPSAT-6 spacecraft takes our partnership to the new level," Khrunichev Space Center CEO Andrei Kalinovsky said.
The Angara family of space-launch vehicles is designed to provide lifting capabilities of between 2 and 40,5 tonnes into low Earth orbit. It has been in development since 1995 and was the first orbit-capable rocket developed by Russia since the fall of the Soviet Union to replace the older Proton-M rockets.