Hancom Group, South Korea's leading office software developer, has launched the country's first private Earth observation satellite into orbit, the company said Thursday.According to the firm, the satellite named Sejong-1 was carried on a Falcon 9 rocket developed by US firm SpaceX. It will orbit the Earth 12 to 14 times a day at 500 kilometers above the ground. Hancom built the satellite through a partnership with US space data
South Korea plans to launch its first homegrown spy satellite in 2023 atop a rocket from US commercial space firm SpaceX under a project to place five such satellites into orbit by 2025, Seoul officials said Sunday. Under the defense project, Seoul plans to run four synthetic aperture radar ones, which use radio waves and an electro-optical infrared version, according to officials. In a separate move, South Korea also successfully
Hancom to launch Korea's 1st commercial Earth observation satellite this month Hancom InSpace, a Korean aerospace tech company, said Wednesday that it plans to launch the country's first commercial Earth observation satellite next week in the United States. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is set to lift off from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on May 25 carrying Sejong-1 built in cooperation between Hancom InSpace and U.S. space data
THE KOREA HERALDSouth Korea test-fires indigenous solid-fuel rocket, pushes to launch spy satellitesSouth Korea “successfully” test-launched a homegrown solid-fuel space rocket for the first time, taking one significant step to further develop and launch microsatellites for military surveillance and reconnaissance. South Korea has intensively pushed forward with developing space launch vehicles using solid fuel since South Korea and the US last May agreed to terminate missile guidelines that had put
Photo : YONHAP NewsSouth Korea will launch its first satellite equipped with a domestically developed global positioning system(GPS) in late June.The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport announced on Thursday that the satellite will be launched around June 22 to 23 from the Guiana Space Center in French Guiana in South America.The ministry will hold a meeting of civilian experts and officials from related organizations on Thursday to check the
11 (Korea Bizwire) — SK E&S Co., the energy unit of South Korean conglomerate SK Group, has taken its first step in a carbon capture and storage (CCS) project that aims to transform a gas field that is soon to terminate production into a carbon storage space. The company announced on Thursday that it will launch the front-end engineering and design (FEED) work to convert the natural gas production facility
DPRK`s National Aerospace Development Administration (NADA)North Korea on Monday celebrated the sixth anniversary of what it claims to be a major satellite launch, its state media said, highlighting Pyongyang's resolve for the "conquest of space." The commemoration of the 2016 Kwangmyongsong-4 satellite launch came amid concerns that the North could conduct provocative acts, such as a long-range rocket test disguised as a satellite launch, following its veiled threat last month
The launch drew condemnation from governments in the United States, South Korea, and Japan, which fear the North is preparing to conduct a major weapons test in coming months. They see the North`s satellite launches as thinly veiled tests of ballistic missile technology banned by United Nations Security Council resolutions. North Korea`s National Aerospace Development Administration (NADA) and the Academy of Defence Science conducted the launch "under the plan of
The second launch of South Korea’s homegrown Nuri rocket will take place on June 15, about eight months after its first blastoff failed to complete its mission in October last year, the Ministry of Science and ICT said Wednesday.The launch control committee, composed of officials at the Science Ministry and the Korea Aerospace Research Institute, left a window of backup launch dates open from June 16 to 23 in case
[Courtesy of Hanwha Systems]SEOUL -- Hanwha Systems, a defense contractor affiliated with South Korea's Hanwha Group, joined South Korea's first asteroid exploration mission in April 2029 when Apophis makes a close approach to Earth. Hanwha Corp.'s propulsion system technology will be applied together with the technology of Satrec Initiative, a satellite company that provides various space components.Hanwha Systems said that the Apophis project would greatly contribute to the development of
SEOUL—South Korea launched its first homegrown rocket into space, harnessing a technology few countries possess and which can be used to expand Seoul's military satellite surveillance of North Korea. ... The 200-ton rocket, with a 1.5 ton dummy satellite, launched into space and reached an altitude of about 435 miles.
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