MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The launch of the South Korean Earth observation satellite CAS500-1 from the Baikonur space center is scheduled for March 2021, the Glavkosmos Launch Services company said.
A Sputnik source in the rocket and space industry said the launch was scheduled for March 20.
A contract on manufacturing, adapting and delivering the Fregat booster to the Baikonur spaceport for South Korea’s orbiting CAS500-1 was signed between Glavcosmos and the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) in 2017, according to Glavcosmos and GK Launch Services’ statement.
The primary mission of the CAS500-1 satellite is to make images of the Earth in the panchromatic and multispectral modes.
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