South Korea launches first commercial-grade satellite

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South Korea to launch its first commercial-grade satellite on May 25, 2023.

An Overview of the News

  • The commercial-grade satellite was launched by the Naro Space Center in Gohang, South Korea, using a Launch Nuri rocket.

  • The main satellite, called "Next Generation Small Satellite 2", was accompanied by seven cube-shaped satellites.

  • The main satellite objectives include verifying imaging radar technology and observing cosmic radiation in near-Earth orbit.

  • South Korea's Science Minister Lee confirmed the successful launch of all seven secondary satellites from the rocket.

  • South Korea plans to launchthree more Nuri rockets by 2027.

  • In the past year, South Korea became the 10th country to send a satellite into space using its technology, with a "performance verification satellite" launched via a Nuri rocket.

South Korea

  • It is an East Asian nation located in the southern part of the Korean Peninsula.

  • It shares a heavily militarised border with North Korea.

  • President - Yoon Suk Yeol

  • Capital -Seoul

  • Prime minister -Han Duck-soo

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