Subscribe to our free daily newsletters
  Space Travel News  




Subscribe to our free daily newsletters



South Korea To Launch Maritime Weather Satellite Next Year

The satellite will be placed in a geo-synchronized orbit over the Korean Peninsula and be tasked with various roles.
by Staff Writers
Seoul (XNA) Nov 24, 2008
South Korea plans to launch a maritime communication and weather satellite into space in June 2009, South Korea's Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs said on Sunday.

According to the ministry, the satellite was developed jointly by Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) and France's Astrium. It will be placed in a geo-synchronized orbit over the Korean Peninsula and be tasked with various roles.

Astrium has developed the maritime monitoring component of the satellite and the KARI will attach the French-made part to a locally developed satellite before the satellite is launched from French Guiana in South America.

The ministry said that the satellite will be brought into the country on Monday for assembly by KARI.

The 2.5-ton satellite can cover 2,500 square km from a "central point" (130E 36N) west of Pohang on South Korea's east coast and send pictures of plankton growth, information on movement of fishery resources and pollution levels, as well as provide communications services and weather information, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reported.

The South Korean government said the satellite, which costs a total of 355.8 billion won (236.4 million U.S. dollar), has a life expectancy of seven years.

Related Links
Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI)
Launch Pad at Space-Travel.com



Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News


HOT BIRDT 9 Starts Its Integration With Ariane 5
Paris, France (SPX) Nov 20, 2008
The dual-satellite payload for Arianespace's sixth mission of 2008 is beginning its integration process with launcher hardware as preparations move forward for the year-end flight of HOT BIRDT 9 and W2M at the service of Europe's telecommunications operator, Eutelsat.







  • NASA's New Ares Rocket Engine Passes Review
  • NASA to test Orion launch abort system
  • First Rocket Parts Of NASA's New Launch System Arrive In Florida
  • More design flaws found in Ares I rocket

  • South Korea To Launch Maritime Weather Satellite Next Year
  • Sea Launch Partners With Intelsat On Multi-Launch Agreement
  • HOT BIRDT 9 Starts Its Integration With Ariane 5
  • Ariane-5 With 2 satellites To Lift Off From Kourou Center December 11

  • NASA Adds Seven To ISS In Flawless Launch And Docking
  • Weather good for Friday shuttle launch: NASA
  • Endeavour Blasts Into Orbit In Procedure Perfect Launch
  • Shuttle Endeavour set for 'home improvement' mission

  • Endeavour astronauts conduct repairs on third spacewalk
  • First European To Become ISS Commander And Next European Long-Term Flight
  • Endeavour astronauts work on repairs on third spacewalk
  • European to become commander of space station in 2009

  • Solving The Problems Of Garbage In Space
  • Kazakhstan To Fund ISS Flight For Homegrown Astronaut
  • Space Researchers Developing Tool To Help Disoriented Pilots
  • Kazakh Astronaut To Fly To ISS, Russian Hopeful Grounded

  • Damaged Nigerian satellite can't be recovered: officials
  • China Puts Two Satellites Into Orbit
  • The Chinese Space Industry Set For Take Off
  • Souped-Up Rockets For Shenzhou

  • Honda unveils leg assist machine for elderly
  • Germany's CESAR Crowned King Of Rovers In ESA's Robotics Challenge
  • Cliffbot Goes Climbing
  • VIPeR Robot Demonstrates Exceptional Agility

  • Mars Express Observes Aurorae On The Red Planet
  • Solar Wind Rips Up Martian Atmosphere
  • Baking The Rover Is Not An Option
  • Evidence of vast frozen water reserves on Mars: scientists

  • The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright Space.TV Corporation. AFP and UPI Wire Stories are copyright Agence France-Presse and United Press International. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement, agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space.TV Corp on any Web page published or hosted by Space.TV Corp. Privacy Statement