KOMPSAT/ACRIMSAT / Taurus

Orbital Sciences Corporation launched a Taurus expendable launch vehicle from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California on December 21, 1999. The payload consisted of a Korea Multi-purpose Satelite (KOMPSAT) and an Active Cavity Radiometer Irradiance Monitor Satellite (ACRIMSAT). KOMPSAT is a multi-purpose spacecrafOrbital Sciences Corporation launched a Taurus expendable launch vehicle from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California on December 21, 1999. The payload consisted of a Korea Multi-purpose Satelite (KOMPSAT) and an Active Cavity Radiometer Irradiance Monitor Satellite (ACRIMSAT). KOMPSAT is a multi-purpose spacecraft used for earth observation, scientific experiments and communication services. The program is a joint effort between the Korean Aerospace Research Institute and the TRW Corporation. ACRIMSAT will measure the total solar irradiance for the next five years. The Jet Propulsion Laborator's ACRIMSAT Project Office managed the design, fabrication, and testing of the Active Cavity Radiometer Irradiance Monitor III Instrument.

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