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.
|Mission type||Military Communications|
|Operator||Agency for Defense Development (ADD)|
|Mission duration||15 years|
|Manufacturer||Airbus Defence and Space|
|Launch mass||5000-6000 kg|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||20 July 2020, 21:30 UTC|
|Rocket||Falcon 9 Block 5 B1058.2|
|Launch site||Cape Canaveral, SLC-40|
|Reference system||Geocentric orbit|
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.
See also Edit
- Koreasat 5 also known as ANASIS-I which is a communication satellite for military use as well as for commercial use.