- Korea Aerospace Research Institute
Infobox Space agency
name = Korea Aerospace Research Institute
native_name = 한국항공우주연구원
acronym = KARI
owner = flag|South Korea
URL = [http://www.kari.re.kr/ www.kari.re.kr]
headquarters = Yuseong,
Naro Space Center
motto = "Aerius Spatium" [
Latinfor "Aerospace" [http://www.kari.re.kr/intro/07/int07_e_01.asp?show=81] ]
October 10 1989
administrator = Hongyul Paik (백홍열)
budget = nowrap|
KRW348 billion (FY 2007) [ USD366 million [http://www.kari.re.kr/intro/04/int04_a_01.asp?show=41] ]
Infobox Korean name
rr=Han-guk Hanggong Uju Yeon-guwon
mr=Han'guk Hanggong Uju Yǒn'guwǒn
The Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) is the aeronautics and space agency of
South Korea. Its main laboratories are located in Daejeon, in the Daedeok Science Town. Current projects include the KSLV launcher. Past projects include the 1999 Arirang-1 satellite. The agency was founded in 1981. Prior to South Korea's entry into the IAEin 1992, it focused primarily on aerospace technology.
South Koreafirst gained experience with missiles provided by the United Statesto counter North Korea.
KARI began in 1990 to develop its own rockets. It produced the KSR-I and KSR-II, one and two-stage rockets in the early 1990s.
In December 1997 it began development of a LOX/
kerosenerocket engine. KARI wished to develop satellite launch capability. A test launch of the KSR-III took place in 2002.
KARI had a 2003 budget of 156.4 billion won ($150 million USD).
Current launch capability development
South Korea decided to speed up development by joining with
Russia, and cooperation began in 2004. KARI is now developing the Korea Space Launch Vehicle, whose first-stage is based on the Angara rocket. First launch of the KSLV is expected in 2008. Russia is also helping to build the Korea Space Center, a spaceportin Goheung County.
A deal was also struck on
October 24, 2005to send a Korean into space aboard a Russian Soyuzspaceflight. Through the Korean Astronaut Program, Russia has trained two South Koreans and has sent one ( Yi So-yeon) to the International Space Station in 2008.
KARI is also developing
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, high-altitude airships, and a next-generation multi-purpose helicopterproject. In addition, some satellites (i.e. KOMPSAT1 and 2) are designed by KARI.
Korean Astronaut Program
List of aircraft manufacturers
List of Korea-related topics
Government of South Korea
* KARI official website ( [http://www.kari.re.kr/ Korean] / [http://www.kari.re.kr/english/ English] )
* [http://www.astronautix.com/country/korsouth.htm South Korean space projects] from
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
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