Korean Committee of Space Technology
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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Tonghae Satellite Launching Ground
2 rockets have launched from Tonghae Satellite Launching Ground.
Paektusan 1 – Korean Committee of Space Technology
- Length: 25.8 m
- Diameter: 1.8 m
- Launch Mass: 33 T
The Paektusan 1 was manufactured by Korean Committee of Space Technology with the first launch on 1998-08-31. Paektusan 1 has 0 successful launches and 1 failed launches with a total of 1 launches. Taepodong-1 was a three-stage technology demonstrator developed by North Korea, a development step toward an intermediate-range ballistic missile. The missile was derived originally from the Scud rocket and was tested once in 1998 as a space launch vehicle. As a space launch vehicle, it was sometimes called the Paektusan 1.
Korean Committee of Space Technology – KCST
- Type: Government
- Abbreviation: KCST
- Country: PRK