Dartcom launches UHRIT System for GEO-KOMPSAT-2A (GK-2A)

Posted in New Products September 17th, 2020 at 11:12 am by Chris Wright

Typhoons Maysak and Haishen in early September 2020, produced from the GK-2A UHRIT 10.5µm infra-red band

Dartcom is pleased to announce the availability of its new GK-2A UHRIT System to provide reception of UHRIT data from the GEO-KOMPSAT-2A (GK-2A) satellite.

GK-2A is operated by the Korean Meteorological Administration (KMA) and National Meteorological Space Center (NMSC). It was launched in 2019 to replace the COMS-1 satellite.

The GK-2A UHRIT service uses a 31Mbps DVB-S2 downlink to allow high-resolution data (up to 500m) with a short repeat cycle (10 minutes). 16 spectral bands are available from the AMI sensor, as well as a number of level 2 products.

More information on the Dartcom GK-2A UHRIT System