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South Korea’s Space Program Is a Big Deal
July 01, 2022

South Korea’s Space Program Is a Big Deal

By Andy Hong
The successful launch of the domestically produced Nuri rocket has implications for the nation, the region, and the world.

South Korea Launches First Satellite With Homegrown Rocket
June 23, 2022

South Korea Launches First Satellite With Homegrown Rocket

By Hyung-Jin Kim
On its second launch, South Korea’s Nuri rocket successfully placed a satellite into orbit.
South Korea Test Launches 1st Domestically Made Space Rocket
October 22, 2021

South Korea Test Launches 1st Domestically Made Space Rocket

By Kim Tong-hyung
"Although (the launch) failed to achieve its objectives perfectly, it was an excellent accomplishment for a first launch," President Moon said in a televised speech. 

South Korea Moves Closer to Launching Its First Lunar Orbiter
September 04, 2021

South Korea Moves Closer to Launching Its First Lunar Orbiter

By Troy Stangarone
South Korea is on pace to launch the Korea Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter (KPLO) next year, part of its expanding space program.

The EU’s Growing Security Cooperation With South Korea
March 25, 2021

The EU’s Growing Security Cooperation With South Korea

By Nicola Casarini
The longstanding relationship got a new push from a shared sense uncertainty during the Trump administration.

Asia’s Many Space Races
December 01, 2018

Asia’s Many Space Races

By Joan Johnson-Freese
It's not just the U.S. and China; there are other equally strategic space races going on in Asia as well.

South Korea’s Race to Space Is Lagging Behind
November 20, 2017

South Korea’s Race to Space Is Lagging Behind

By Harry Kim
The Moon administration needs to give its full support to South Korea's space program.
South Korea's Quest to Be a Major Space Power
March 27, 2015

South Korea's Quest to Be a Major Space Power

By Tae-jun Kang
South Korea is on its way to become a major player in space.

South Korea’s Only Astronaut Retires
June 27, 2014

South Korea’s Only Astronaut Retires

By Tae-jun Kang
Yi So-yeon, the first astronaut of Korea, has announced she will retire in August.

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