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A test of a South Korean space launch vehicle at the Naro Space Center, Goheung, South Korea, June 10, 2010 (photo by the Korea Aerospace Research Institute).

South Korea Makes Moves to Become a Global Space Power

Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016

Editor’s note: This article is part of an ongoing WPR series on a range of countries’ space priorities and programs.

This summer, at a meeting with government officials, researchers from the Korea Aerospace Research Institute announced that the first test launch of South Korea’s indigenous next-generation rocket would be delayed by 10 months, until late 2018. In an email interview, Daniel Pinkston, a professor at Troy University’s Seoul campus, discusses South Korea’s space program. ...

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