[Photo by Chollian-2A Joint Press Corps]
South Korea’s first homegrown geostationary weather satellite, the Chollian-2A, is in orbit after successful launch by an Ariane 5 rocket, proving another reliability of the Korean space carrier.
The blast-off took place on Wednesday morning at the Guiana Space Centre in South America. The satellite fully developed by Korean nationals with an aim to enhance the country’s weather monitoring system successfully made its initial contact with a ground station 39 minutes after liftoff. It is one of two follow-up satellites to the predecessor, the Chollian-1, Korea’s first geostationary satellite, launched in June 2010.
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