SGAC South Korea
< td style="text-align: center;" align="center" valign="middle">Minwoo LeeMar 2016-Mar 2018
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Mar 2016-Mar 2018
Jul 2017-Jul 2019
Welcome to the national page of SGAC South Korea! South Korea is about to join the ranks of advanced countries in the aerospace field. South Korea successfully launched its first space launch vehicle (KSLV-Korea Space Launch Vehicle) in 2013. Various satellites on low-earth and geostationary orbit are launched by Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI), Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), and some commercial organisations. Being successful host of International Astronomical Congress (IAC 2009), Space Generation Congress (SGC 2009), SpaceOps Conference 2016 and so on, Korea hopes to strengthen its capacity in the aerospace field in accordance with its position as one of the top ten economies in the world.
Space Activities Overview in South Korea
After the first launch of Korea Space Launch Vehicle (KSLV-I) at 2013, Korea is aiming to develop its space research capability as a leading country. Korea Multi-Purpose Satellite (KOMPSAT) -3 was launched in May 2012 and KOMPSAT-5 was launched in August 2013. High resolution KOMPSAT-3A was also successfully launched in March 2015. Series of Science and Technology Satellite (STSAT) is being developed as well. Development of KSLV-II is on progress, and engine combustion experiments are being conducted by Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI). Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI) have developed various space telescopes and currently participating in the development of Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT).
SGAC South Korea is still developing and recruiting new members. Currently around 30 members are actively communicating and participating in local space events. New members are welcomed.
Country-Specific Events in 2017
Interesting weblinks in South Korea
Department of Aerospace Engineering of KAIST
Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI)
Satrec Initiative (Satrec I)
Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI)
Young Astronauts Korea (YAK)
The Korean Astronaut Program of KARIKorea Astronomy and Space Science Institute
|SGAC CubeSat Workshop held in Daejeon, Korea||Soyeon Yi, the first astronaut of Korea