Korea launches Arirang-5 satellite into space
It took almost eight years of hard work.. and on Thursday night.. Korea sent its fourth multipurpose satellite the Arirang-5 into space.
The 210-million U.S. dollar satellite blasted off from Russia's Yasny space center at 11:39 p.m. Korea time, and nearly six hours after liftoff, Korea's science ministry said it made a successful contact with the operational satellite.
The satellite will be able to observe the planet's surface regardless of the time of day or the weather conditions on Earth.
The Korea Aerospace Research Institute, which developed the satellite, says high-resolution radar images will expand monitoring of the Korean peninsula as well as make valuable contributions in areas, such as ocean management, disasters and land monitoring.
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