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S. Korea’s First Military Satellite Launches atop SpaceX Rocket

S. Korea’s First Military Satellite Launches atop SpaceX Rocket

WASHINGTON/SEOUL, July 20 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s first military communications satellite was successfully launched into space Monday, Seoul’s arms procurement agency said, making the country the world’s 10th to own a communications satellite for military purposes only. The Anasis-II satellite lifted off atop a Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket manufactured by U.S commercial space [...]

Korean-made Geostationary Environment-monitoring Satellite Successfully Launched

Korean-made Geostationary Environment-monitoring Satellite Successfully Launched

SEOUL, Feb. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – The world’s first geostationary environment-monitoring satellite, built by South Korea, has been successfully launched, the country’s state-run aerospace research institute said Wednesday. The Ariane-5 rocket carrying the 3.4-ton Chollian-2B, tasked with monitoring the movement of fine dust and other air pollutants, as well as tides, in the East Asian region is [...]

S. Korea’s Indigenous Weather Satellite Successfully Launched

S. Korea’s Indigenous Weather Satellite Successfully Launched

SEOUL, Dec. 5 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s first indigenous geostationary weather satellite, the Chollian-2A, intended to enhance the country’s weather monitoring system, successfully made initial contact with a ground station after blasting off from a space center in French Guiana, the government in Seoul said Wednesday. The multipurpose satellite, also known as GEO-KOMPSAT-2A, lifted [...]