Russia’s long-delayed Angara family of rockets will finally take to the skies above the Plesetsk Cosmodrome beginning in 2013, according to Vladimir Nesterov, general director of the Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center.
Speaking to reporters at Baikonur on Saturday, Nesterov also said that the third flight of South Korea’s KSLV-1 rocket, which uses the Angara first stage, will take place during the second half of next year. (more…)
KARI PR — An inaugural ceremony was held for Seung Jo KIM, the 9th president of KARI, at 11 AM on June 21, 2011 (Tue.) at the Grand Auditorium, Main Building, KARI.
The incoming president emphasized in his inaugural address that “the global aerospace industry now holds investments over USD 560 billion and that South Korea can expand its global market share by tapping into its world-class fields such as IT, electronics, shipbuilding, and machinery sectors. “To join the world league of advanced nations with per capita income of USD 30,000 or 40,000, Korea must overcome the aerospace sector, which inevitably requires wholehearted support from the government and the public,” he also highlighted.
He unveiled KARIs mid-long term goals for launching successfully KSLV-I next year, acquiring autonomous space launch capability and technical competence through the development of future convergence and core technology, reinforcement of international cooperation and vibrant communication with people via aerospace technology.
The Korea Times has a story about the stalemate between KARI and Russiaâ€™s Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center over a possible third launch of the KSLV-1 (Naro-1) rocket, which has failed in its only two launch attempts.
Korea’s Space Rocket ‘Naro’ Gets Transported to Launch Pad Arirang
With just two days left until the second launch attempt of Korea’s satellite-carrying rocket, the KSLV-1, scientists at the Naro Space Center successfully raised the rocket on the launch pad in preparation for its lift-off on Wednesday.
South Korea is looking to make major progress in aerospace next year. In addition to the second launch of its KSLV-1 rocket and several satellites, the nation is looking to forge partnerships with NASA, ESA and other major space agencies. South Korea is also increasing its national R&D budget in an effort to make aerospace into a lucrative export engine.
Naro failure attributed to fairing problems Korean Herald
An independent panel — tasked with finding the cause of the partial failure of Korea’s first rocket launch — confirmed yesterday that problems in the nose-fairing caused the satellite to veer off course.
NASA predicts links with Korea space program JoongAng Daily
Korea has the potential to become an important partner in efforts aimed at advancing exploration and technology for the peaceful use of space, the head of the U.S. aerospace administration said yesterday.
IT Could Make Difference in Korean Space Tech Korea Times
South Korea, as a late starter in the global space competition, must seek to leverage its strength in information and communication technology to create a niche, according to the head of a leading space industry organization.
The Yonhap News Agency reports that South Korea has set an ambitious goal for catching up with the world’s leading space powers:
South Korea aims to bridge the gap in rocket and satellite technology with leading countries in the field of space exploration over the next decade by ramping up research and development and expanding cooperation with foreign agencies, the head of a state aerospace institute said Friday.
‘KSLV-II launch in 2019 will be difficult’ The Korean Herald For Korea to launch a fully indigenous space rocket in 2019 as planned may be difficult because the country has yet to sufficiently secure core technology, a lawmaker said yesterday.