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ON-POINT: Nuri satellites, what's next? Updated: 2022-07-06 06:44:52 KST

It s time for On-Point, where we speak to experts to delve deeper into some of the key issues in the spotlight right now. South Korea s first homegrown rocket Nuri successfully launched last month, sending its payload satellite into orbit.
Now two weeks after satellite communication was received by the ground center, what s next for South Korea s space program?
We ll find out as we connect with Shin Dong-hyuk, Assistant professor at the Department of Aerospace Engineering at KAIST. Good morning.

First off, two weeks on from establishing contact with the main satellite carried into space by Nuri. What are the latest updates we re getting?

Just out of curiosity, How long will the satellites be in orbit for, and is there a plan in place in case they need repairs?

What s next for Nuri? I understand the Nuri space program will be run by the private sector. What future projects can we look forward to?

In the long run, what is the ultimate goal of Korea's space program and what benefits could it bring for the country?

Thanks for your insights. Looking forward to speaking to you again.
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