Paris, 21 June 2021. – South Korea wants to develop a fleet of over 100 nanosatellites, the South Korean press reported.
South Korea will develop the constellation over the next decade, with the aim of establishing a national security monitoring system and testing next generation network communications in its latest push to strengthen its space industry, the Korea Times reported.
The Ministry of Science and ICT said it would pursue such satellite development to encourage the private sector’s involvement in the space industry as the mini-satellites can be manufactured in a short amount of time at a relatively low cost, the newspaper reported.
South Korea’s space program has so far been driven by large-scale state-led projects, such as the launch of its first homegrown space rocket slated for October this year, the report added.