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Malligyong-1c

Chollima-1

National Aerospace Development Administration

Launch Status
Success

Mission


Malligyong-1c

  • Type: Government/Top Secret
  • Orbit: Sun-Synchronous Orbit

Malligyong-1c (meaning “Telescope-1”) is the third attempt by North Korea to launch a satellite officially declared to be for military reconnaissance purposes, and the first successful one. It became the third North Korean satellite to reach orbit.

Location


Malligyong-1 Pad

Sohae Satellite Launching Station, Cholsan County, North Pyongan Province, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Malligyong-1 Pad has witnessed the launch of 3 rockets, including 3 orbital launch attempts, while Sohae Satellite Launching Station, Cholsan County, North Pyongan Province, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, has been the site for 6 rocket launches.

Malligyong-1 Pad

Rocket


Korean Committee of Space Technology Chollima-1

North Korea space launch vehicle (with possible linkage to their ballistic missile program) debuting in May 2023, named after a mythical horse of extreme endurance.

Exact design is unknown, but fragments salvaged from the sea shows similarities with the previous Unha series of launch vehicles.

Chollima-1

Agency


National Aerospace Development Administration

National Aerospace Development Administration is the official space agency of North Korea, succeeding the Korean Committee of Space Technology (KCST). It was founded on April 1, 2013.

National Aerospace Development Administration
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