J-Space has contracted Virgin Orbit to develop a South Korean launch site plan, paving the path for expanded space markets and new investor opportunities in South Korea and the surrounding region Virgin Orbit announced today that it has signed an agreement with South Korean investment group J-Space. The agreement will allow the companies to assess candidate spaceport launch […]
SpaceX is targeting Thursday, August 4 for launch of KPLO to a ballistic lunar transfer orbit from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. The instantaneous launch window is at 7:08 p.m. ET (23:08 UTC), and a backup launch opportunity is available on Friday, August 5 at 7:00 p.m. […]
The second test launch of Nuri rocket, also known as KSLV-II (Korean Space Launch Vehicle-II), was conducted today by the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI). Nuri successfully put a dummy satellite into orbit and South Korea has become the 7th country in the world to successfully launch a +1 ton satellite into orbit using its […]
Innoface signs an agreement to launch payloads with the Brazilian Ministry of Aeronautical Science and Technology
Innoface Launch site at Alcântara Space Center, Brazil Agreement is to load and launch the inertial navigation system ‘SISNAV’ of the Brazilian Air Force’s Department of Aviation Science and Technology (Departamento de Ciência e Tecnologia Aeroespacial, DCTA) as a payload. Innoface, a South Korean space company that develops and provides launch services for small satellite […]
South Korea plans to launch its first homegrown spy satellite in 2023 atop a rocket from U.S. commercial space firm SpaceX under a project to place five such satellites into orbit by 2025, Seoul officials said Sunday. The state-run Korea Aerospace Research Institute and Agency for Defense Development have signed contracts with the firm to […]
South Korea’s first domestically produced satellite launcher failed to reach orbit on its inaugural test flight Thursday. A preliminary review of data indicated the rocket’s third stage shut down early, the Korea Aerospace Research Institute said.
On Thursday, South Korea’s first independently developed space launch vehicle, Nuri, will take off.
South Korea plans to accelerate its space development program by boosting cooperation with the U.S. in a move that may help the Biden administration’s Asia strategy to check China’s growing global clout.
The U.S. Space Command chief, General James Dickinson, met with the head of South Korea’s military in Seoul after the two countries agreed to strengthen space cooperation at the White House Friday.