. Military Space News .

South Korea May Move Up Radar Satellite

Satellite file image of the Korean peninsula.
Seoul (UPI) Apr 03, 2005
South Korea has announced plans to move up the launch date for a radar-equipped satellite that can provide images at night and in clouds.

The Korea Times reports that the Ministry of Science and Technology now plans to launch Arirang V in 2008, a year ahead of Arirang III.

Director Choi Eun-chul told the newspaper that the reason for the move-up is the applications available with synthetic aperture radar.

A final decision on the rescheduling is to be made next month by the Korea Research Council of Public Science and Technology.

The SAR system allows satellite coverage when conditions are bad for photography and even provides images undersea and underground for mineral exploration.

South Korea's has already launched two Arirang satellites, the first by the United States and the second by Russia.

All rights reserved. 2005 United Press International. Sections of the information displayed on this page (dispatches, photographs, logos) are protected by intellectual property rights owned by United Press International. As a consequence, you may not copy, reproduce, modify, transmit, publish, display or in any way commercially exploit any of the content of this section without the prior written consent of United Press International.

Related Links
Search SpaceWar
Subscribe To SpaceWar Express

Sea-Based X-Band Radar Platform Completes Initial At-Sea Testing
Corpus Christi TX (SPX) Apr 04, 2005
Air Force Lt. General Henry "Trey" Obering, Missile Defense Agency director, announced March 24 that the Sea-Based X-Band Radar platform vessel had successfully completed five days of initial at-sea testing, having arrived at Kiewit Offshore Services in Corpus Christi, Texas, on March 17.

Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News

Subscribe free to our newsletters via your

The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2016 - Space Media Network. All websites are published in Australia and are solely subject to Australian law and governed by Fair Use principals for news reporting and research purposes. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA news reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement, agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement All images and articles appearing on Space Media Network have been edited or digitally altered in some way. Any requests to remove copyright material will be acted upon in a timely and appropriate manner. Any attempt to extort money from Space Media Network will be ignored and reported to Australian Law Enforcement Agencies as a potential case of financial fraud involving the use of a telephonic carriage device or postal service.