Kwangmyongsong 1

Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Test Flight

Low Earth Orbit Unknown Pad Tonghae Satellite Launching Ground

Thir first attempt to launch a North Korean satellite ended in vain, as the third stage of the Pekdosan-1 (a.k.a. Taepodong-1) launch vehicle failed shortly before it reached orbital velocity. Kwangmyŏngsŏng 1 would have beamed propaganda songs from space, if it had reached a stable orbit.

Paektusan 1

Family:
Configuration: 1

Taepodong-1 was a three-stage technology demonstrator developed by North Korea, a development step toward an intermediate-range ballistic missile. The missile was derived originally from the Scud rocket and was tested once in 1998 as a space launch vehicle. As a space launch vehicle, it was sometimes called the Paektusan 1.

Specifications
  • Stages
    3
  • Length
    25.8 m
  • Diameter
    1.8 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    1.8 m
  • Launch Mass
    33 T
  • Thrust
    525 kN
Family
  • Name
    Paektusan 1
  • Family
  • Variant
    1
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Paektusan 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: 2 Failures: 3 Pending: 0

Agency Type: Government

WIKI

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