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Russia and Iran expand space cooperation
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Korea bolsters spatial data cooperation with Tanzania, Ethiopia
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June 8th, 2012
Opinion: Private Sector Needs Bigger Role in Korean Space Program

Korea’s plans to launch an indigenous satellite this year have come to naught. The Korea Aerospace Research Institute originally planned to launch the Arirang-5 satellite in August last year aboard a Russian rocket under a W19 billion deal (US$1=W1,180) with an Uzbek-Kazakh company called ISC Kosmotras. But the Russian government has not yet issued a license without explaining why and did not respond to a request from Education, Science and Technology Minister Lee Joo-ho during a visit to Russia last week, to launch the satellite in the second half of this year. Read More