Korea to unveil new satellite for Naro space rocket

A picture of the Science & Technology Satellite-2C that will be launched into orbit in October (Photo courtesy of KAIST).

The Science and Technology Satellite-2C (STSAT-2C) will be revealed to the public Friday in a pre-shipment ceremony to be held at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in Daejeon, 160 kilometers south of Seoul, according to the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology. 

The satellite, indigenously developed by KAIST, is the third of its kind as its two predecessors — STSAT-2A and STSAT-2B — were lost in failed attempts to launch the country’s first space vehicles in August 2009 and June 2010.

 A new and improved Korea Space Launch Vehicle-1, also known as Naro-1, is scheduled to be launched in October, with the specific launch date to be set later. The country’s first space rocket was developed jointly with Russia.

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