Malligyong-1a

Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Government/Top Secret

Low Earth Orbit Malligyong-1 Pad Sohae Satellite Launching Station, Cholsan County, North Pyongan Province, Democratic People's Republic of Korea

Malligyong-1a (meaning "Telescope-1") was the first attempt by North Korea to launch a satellite officially declared to be for military reconnaissance purposes. It failed to reach orbit.

Updates

Chollima-1

Family: Taepodong
Configuration: Chollima-1

North Korea space launch vehicle (with possible linkage to their ballistic missile program) debuting in May 2023, named after a mythical horse of extreme endurance. Exact design is unknown, but fragments salvaged from the sea shows similarities with the previous Unha series of launch vehicles.

Specifications
  • Length
  • Diameter
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
  • Thrust
Family
  • Name
    Chollima-1
  • Family
    Taepodong
  • Variant
    Chollima-1
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Chollima-1
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Korean Committee of Space Technology

Korean Committee of Space Technology

(KCST)

Successes: 1 Failures: 3 Pending: 0

Agency Type: Government

The Korean Committee of Space Technology was the agency of the government of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) responsible for the country's space program. The agency was terminated and succeeded by the National Aerospace Development Administration in 2013 after the Law on Space Development was passed in the 7th session of the 12th Supreme People's Assembly.

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