South Korea: The Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) and SI Imaging Services (SIIS) have started offering KOMPSAT (Korean Multi-Purpose Satellite) DRS (Direct Receiving Station) services with the help of German Remote Sensing Data Center of German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Neustrlitz, Germany.
SIIS is a leading high-resolution satellite imagery provider and an exclusive representative of KOMPSAT series, which were developed and operated by KARI. The KOMPSAT program is a part of the Korean government’s space development program, which provides very high resolution satellite imagery to the global remote sensing community.
SIIS Managing Director, Wook-hyun Choi says, “Through this service, which enables us to receive data at DLR site more than two times a day, we expect to have more KOMPSAT-3A data available (and its archive) and provide near-real-time services to Europe or further countries.”
SIIS contributes to Remote Sensing and Earth observation societies by providing very high resolution optical and SAR images through over 90 partners worldwide.