Naro Makes First Contact with Ground Station
It's official. Korea has confirmed the Naro mission has been a success after scientists made contact with the space satellite roughly twelve hours after it was launched from the Naro Space Center in Korea's southwestern South Jeolla Province.
The KAIST Satellite Technology Research Center, which is in charge of tracking the satellite, says it made contact with the country's ground station in Daejeon at three twenty-seven AM Thursday, Korea time and has now entered into proper orbitThe satellite's systems, including the transmission of satellite data, are all operating normally.
With the successful lift-off, Korea has become the 11th country to join the so-called space-club along with countries like the United States, Russia, and France.