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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 [...]

Aircraft Manufacturer KAI to Develop 3 Satellites by 2025

Aircraft Manufacturer KAI to Develop 3 Satellites by 2025

SEOUL, Dec. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — Korea Aerospace Industries Co. (KAI), South Korea’s sole aircraft manufacturer, said Tuesday it will develop three satellites by 2025 in the second phase of the country’s satellite development project. KAI and the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) plan to jointly develop three midsized satellites that are capable of conducting [...]

S. Korea Unveils World’s First Geostationary Air Pollution Monitoring Satellite

S. Korea Unveils World’s First Geostationary Air Pollution Monitoring Satellite

SEOUL, Dec. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea on Thursday unveiled the world’s first geostationary environmental monitoring satellite that can closely check the movement of fine dust and other air pollutants in the East Asian region in real time. The 3.4-ton Chollian-2B, scheduled to be sent into orbit from French Guiana in February 2020, will [...]

S. Korea to Offer Satellite Imagery from New Commercial Satellite

S. Korea to Offer Satellite Imagery from New Commercial Satellite

SEOUL, July 4 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea is all set to provide the world with high-resolution commercial satellite imagery from its new satellite, a government ministry said Monday.  The Korea Multipurpose Satellite-3A (KOMSAT-3A), also known as the Arirang-3A, was put into orbit in March last year as part of South Korea’s efforts to emerge [...]