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Kwangmyongsong

Overview

Destination: Sun-Synchronous Orbit
Mission: Government/Top Secret

Sun-Synchronous Orbit Unha Launch Pad Sohae Satellite Launching Station, Cholsan County, North Pyongan Province, Democratic People's Republic of Korea

Part of North Korea’s Kwangmyongsong (Bright Star) programme, the experimental satellite will attempt to reach orbit.

Unha

Family: Taepodong
Configuration: Unha

Specifications
  • Length
  • Diameter
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
  • Thrust
Family
  • Name
    Unha
  • Family
    Taepodong
  • Variant
    Unha
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Unha
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.

WIKI

Sohae Satellite Launching Station, Cholsan County, North Pyongan Province, Democratic People's Republic of Korea

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