ANASIS-II

Summary

ANASIS-II
Mission typeMilitary Communications
OperatorAgency for Defense Development (ADD)
COSPAR ID2020-048A
SATCAT no.45920
Mission duration15 years
Spacecraft properties
BusEurostar E3000
ManufacturerAirbus Defence and Space
Launch mass5000-6000 kg
Power15 kW
Start of mission
Launch date20 July 2020, 21:30 UTC
RocketFalcon 9 Block 5 B1058.2
Launch siteCape Canaveral, SLC-40
ContractorSpaceX
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric orbit
RegimeGeostationary orbit
 

ANASIS-II (Army Navy Air Force Satellite Information System-II), formerly called "KMilSatCom 1", is a South Korean military/government communications satellite which was launched on 20 July 2020. It was built by Airbus Defence and Space as part of an offset package into the purchase of 40 F-35 combat aircraft.[1]

Launch

The Payload was launched aboard a reused 1st stage booster, B1058 featuring the NASA "worm" logo, which previously launched SpaceX DM-2. After stage separation it successfully landed aboard the drone ship Just Read the Instructions in the Atlantic Ocean. Both fairing halves were successfully caught by recovery ships Ms. Tree and Ms. Chief, making it the first successful catch attempt in which both halves were caught for reuse.

Operation

On October 2020, the Chosun Ilbo reported that Korean Armed Forces had not developed the ground segment of ANASIS-II yet. It is likely that ANASIS-II will not be utilized for more than a year.[2]

See also

  • Koreasat 5 also known as ANASIS-I which is a communication satellite for military use as well as for commercial use.

References

  1. ^ "ANASIS 2 (KMilSatCom 1, URC-700K)". Gunter's Space Page.
  2. ^ "위성 쏴놓고 '조종 리모컨'은 준비안한 軍" [Satellite launced, "Remote controller" not prepared]. Chosun Ilbo. 20 October 2020.