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Kwangmyongsong 1

Paektusan 1

Korean Committee of Space Technology

Launch Status


Kwangmyongsong 1

Type: Test Flight

Thir first attempt to launch a North Korean satellite ended in vain, as the third stage of the Pekdosan-1 (a.k.a. Taepodong-1) launch vehicle failed shortly before it reached orbital velocity. Kwangmyŏngsŏng 1 would have beamed propaganda songs from space, if it had reached a stable orbit.


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Satellite Launch Pad

Tonghae Satellite Launching Ground

2 rockets have launched from Tonghae Satellite Launching Ground.

Satellite Launch Pad, Tonghae Satellite Launching Ground


Korean Committee of Space Technology – KCST

  • Type: Government
  • Abbreviation: KCST
  • Launchers: Paektusan | Unha
  • Country: PRK

The Korean Committee of Space Technology was the agency of the government of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) responsible for the country’s space program. The agency was terminated and succeeded by the National Aerospace Development Administration in 2013 after the Law on Space Development was passed in the 7th session of the 12th Supreme People’s Assembly.

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