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S. Korea Releases Observation Images from Next-generation Satellite

S. Korea Releases Observation Images from Next-generation Satellite

SEOUL, May 4 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s science ministry on Tuesday released observation images taken by the country’s next-generation midsized satellite launched earlier this year as the country expands its space program. The 540-kilogram satellite was launched into space on Russia’s Soyuz-2.1a rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on March 22 to conduct [...]

Satellite to Detect Styrofoam Waste Accumulating on Uninhabited Islands

Satellite to Detect Styrofoam Waste Accumulating on Uninhabited Islands

SEOUL, Dec. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — A high-definition optical satellite will be used from next year to detect styrofoam waste, the main culprit behind the pollution of the marine environment on uninhabited islands, a state-run research institute said Sunday. South Korea has about 2,800 uninhabited islands. It has been difficult to get a grasp of [...]

S. Korea Releases Satellite Images of Air Quality in East Asia

S. Korea Releases Satellite Images of Air Quality in East Asia

SEOUL, Nov. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea on Wednesday released satellite imagery showing the movement of fine dust from China to South Korea in the latest scientific evidence that China is partly to blame for poor air quality in the region. The Chollian-2B, a South Korean environmental satellite, observed high concentrations of fine dust [...]

S. Korea’s Geostationary Environmental Monitoring Satellite in Orbit

S. Korea’s Geostationary Environmental Monitoring Satellite in Orbit

SEOUL, March 8 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s geostationary environmental monitoring satellite has successfully reached its designated orbit around the Earth, the science ministry said Sunday. The Chollian-2B that blasted off atop the Ariane-5 rocket from French Guiana on Feb. 18 (local time) is now in fixed orbit some 35,786 kilometers above the equator, according [...]

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 [...]

Chollian-2B Satellite Eyes Greater Role for Global Air Pollution Monitoring System

Chollian-2B Satellite Eyes Greater Role for Global Air Pollution Monitoring System

SEOUL, Jan. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s soon-to-be-launched geostationary satellite, the Chollian-2B, will set the stage for a worldwide air pollution monitoring system that can help countries better deal with environmental challenges, a state-run research institute said Friday. The first ever geostationary environmental monitoring satellite was unveiled last month and is set to be [...]

S. Korea’s First Locally Built Space Rocket on Track for Launch in 2021

S. Korea’s First Locally Built Space Rocket on Track for Launch in 2021

GOHEUNG, Jan. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s first locally built satellite-carrying rocket is on track for a launch in early 2021, the state-run aerospace research institute said Sunday, opening a new chapter in the country’s space exploration program. The three-stage Nuri rocket that can carry a 1.5-ton satellite into low orbit is undergoing extensive [...]