South Korea's CAS500-4 satellite to be launched by SpaceX.SpaceX to launch Korea’s midsize satellite in 2023Quote from: The Korea HeraldSpaceX will send South Korea’s next-generation midsize satellite into orbit in 2023, Korea Aerospace Industries said Sunday.KAI, the nation’s sole aircraft manufacturer, which developed KF-21 fighters, plans to launch four midsize satellites by 2025 -- No. 2 in 2022, No. 3 and No. 4 in 2023 and No. 5 in 2025. SpaceX rocket will carry the No. 4 into orbit, which will monitor Korean agriculture.KAI selected SpaceX in an open bidding. Though the launch will take place in the US, many details remain unclear at the moment, including the size of the deal and the type of SpaceX rocket.The launch of midsize satellite No. 1 in March was conducted by the state-run Korea Aerospace Research Institute. Starting from the launch of satellite No. 2, which will be the first one in Korea led by the private sector, KAI will be responsible for the development of the four satellites’ system design, body development, manufacture, assembly, test and actual launch.
SpaceX will send South Korea’s next-generation midsize satellite into orbit in 2023, Korea Aerospace Industries said Sunday.KAI, the nation’s sole aircraft manufacturer, which developed KF-21 fighters, plans to launch four midsize satellites by 2025 -- No. 2 in 2022, No. 3 and No. 4 in 2023 and No. 5 in 2025. SpaceX rocket will carry the No. 4 into orbit, which will monitor Korean agriculture.KAI selected SpaceX in an open bidding. Though the launch will take place in the US, many details remain unclear at the moment, including the size of the deal and the type of SpaceX rocket.The launch of midsize satellite No. 1 in March was conducted by the state-run Korea Aerospace Research Institute. Starting from the launch of satellite No. 2, which will be the first one in Korea led by the private sector, KAI will be responsible for the development of the four satellites’ system design, body development, manufacture, assembly, test and actual launch.
CAS500-2 is also being prepared. Like CAS500-1, its mission is total management of the national land. The launch of this satellite with a lifespan of 4 years is scheduled for early next year. Then, in the second stage of the CAS500 development project, CAS500-3 for space science and technology verification (the Ministry of Science and ICT), CAS500-4 for wide-area agricultural and forestry observation (the Ministry of Science and ICT, the Rural Development Administration, and the Korea Forest Service), and CAS500-5 for the observation of water resources (the Ministry of Science and ICT and the Ministry of Environment) will be launched, one by one.
SEOUL, Sept. 16 (Yonhap) -- South Korea plans to develop and launch an indigenous solid-propellant space rocket by 2024, officials said Thursday, following the successful combustion test of its engine in July.According to the defense ministry, the state-run Agency for Defense Development successfully conducted the combustion test of a solid-propellant engine for space rockets at its test site in the western city of Taean on July 29.The new engine is designed to put small satellites into a low Earth orbit, which are expected to improve the military's surveillance capabilities.<snip>South Korea plans to launch a homegrown solid-fuel space rocket carrying a small 500 kilogram satellite from the Naro Space Center in Goheung, 470 kilometers south of Seoul, in around 2024, it said.
S.Korean Spaceflight @Kor_SpaceflightKSLV-II launch now targeting October 21st 16:00(KST). Backup date is October 22nd~28th. The vehicle will be transported Naro Space Center LC-2, and will get through few tests the day before launch.
S.Korean Spaceflight @Kor_SpaceflightNew photos arrived! We can finally have a look at the KSLV-II Nuri Flight Model(FM)
SEOUL, Oct. 21 (Yonhap) -- South Korea failed to put a dummy satellite into orbit with its first homegrown space rocket Thursday, dealing a setback to the country's decade-long project to join the elite global space club.The KSLV-II rocket, also known as Nuri, flew to a target altitude of 700 kilometers but failed to place the 1.5-ton dummy satellite into orbit, President Moon Jae-in said in a press briefing at the Naro Space Center in the country's southern coastal village of Goheung."The test-launch of Nuri-ho was completed. I am proud of it," Moon said. "Regrettably, we did not perfectly reach the goal, but we made a very creditable achievement in the first launch."The failure underscores the challenges of sending a satellite into orbit, a space launch vehicle technology that South Korea has been seeking to acquire for more than a decade for its space program.So far, only six countries -- Russia, the United States, France, China, Japan and India -- have developed a space launch vehicle that can carry a more than 1-ton satellite.Moon said South Korea plans to conduct another launch of the Nuri space rocket next year.
President states the remainder of the goals for this launch can be met in the next Nuri launch scheduled May 2022.Four more Nuri test launches: May 2022, 2024, 2026, 2027.
SEOUL, October 22. / TASS /. The Republic of Korea will carry out at least five more launches of its own Nuri-designed carrier rocket (KSLV-II). This was announced on Friday by the Ministry of Science and Information and Communication Technology and the Korea Aerospace Research Institute.According to them, the next launch should take place on May 19, 2022. Its goal will be to launch a 1.3 tonne mock payload and satellite to test the performance of a 200 kg rocket into low orbit 600 to 800 km above Earth.This will be followed by launches next December, in 2024, 2026 and 2027. From the third launch, it is planned to launch miniature satellites of the next generation into orbit as part of participation in global space exploration projects.
The second launch of the Korean projectile is scheduled for May 19, 2022October 2022, launch of preliminary feasibility projects in 2024, 2026, and 2027[Sejong=Newspim] Reporter Lee Kyung-tae = The Nuri, scheduled for launch in May of next year, seems to have been additionally planned for launch around October of the same year. In addition, from 2026, it is expected to enter the era of K-satellite in earnest, by simultaneously loading and launching five satellites on the Nuri.According to the Ministry of Science and ICT and the Korea Aerospace Research Institute on the 25th, the first launch was completed on the 21st through the Korean launch vehicle (Nuri-ho) project, and the second launch will be held on May 19th next year.It was confirmed that the second launch date was tentatively listed as May 19, next year, in the launch approval plan submitted to the government by the Korean Air Association for the launch of the Nuri on the 21st. In addition, next year, after May, it will launch an additional Nuri in the second half of the year.<snip>If successful in putting satellites into the target orbit through the second Nuri, Korea will have the technology to stably transport satellites of 1 ton or more into orbit.Following then, Nuri will be launched four more times. This is because the Nuri-ho repeated launch project passed a preliminary feasibility study this year, and a budget of 600 billion won can be invested. The first launch of the repeat launch project is expected as early as October next year.An official from the Ministry of Science and Technology said, "We plan to launch the Nuri as part of the repeated launch project in the second half of next year. Like the launch on the 21st, we are aiming for launch in the fall, October or November," he said.In the first repeated launch, the next-generation small satellite No. 2 will be carried on the Nuri. A second launch is expected in 2024. At this time, the next-generation verification satellite No. 3 and the microsatellite No. 1 will be loaded together.From 2026 (3rd repeated launch), verification satellites will not be mounted. Only real-world deployment satellites that have been verified will be loaded. From this point on, experts in the aerospace industry evaluate that we will enter the era of K-satellite in earnest.For the third repeated launch, five satellites, including microsatellites 2 to 6, are launched together. In the fourth round, the last of the repeated launches, five satellites, including microsatellites 7 to 11, are carried together.
Nuri, which failed to reach orbit in the final stage in October last year, will make its second launch on June 15 after desperate efforts.The Ministry of Science and ICT announced on the 25th that it had deliberated and confirmed the schedule for the second launch of the Nuri on June 15. The preliminary launch date range, taking into account the weather conditions, etc., is from the 16th to the 23rd. An official from the Ministry of Science and ICT explained, "The launch management committee will decide on the final launch date in consideration of various factors such as the rainy season."The second launch of the Nuri is a 'test flight' like the first launch. A satellite model, a performance verification satellite, and CubeSat (microsatellite) developed by four universities will be loaded together. Among them, the performance verification satellite, 0.9m in size and 180kg in weight, is a small satellite that verifies in advance whether the actual satellite can be put into orbit stably during the third launch, which is called 'the main game'. If successful, it will be possible to conduct various space environment experiments for about two years. The CubeSat will also be in charge of various scientific missions, such as fine dust pollution and red tide monitoring.
The third launch, originally scheduled for the end of this year, is expected to be around January or February next year due to the delay of the second launch. The third launch of the Nuri will carry the next-generation small satellite No. 2. If successful, we will become the world's 7th independent rocket development country that can launch satellites into space with 100% of our technology.