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Kwangmyongsong

Overview

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

Sun-Synchronous Orbit Unknown 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: 2 Failures: 3 Pending: 0

Agency Type: Government

WIKI

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

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