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S-STEP

South Korean ADD Solid-Fuel SLV (3 stage)

Agency for Defense Development

Launch Status
Success

Mission


S-STEP

  • Type: Earth Science
  • Orbit: Low Earth Orbit

Note: Launch vehicle name is provisional.

Prototype small synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) satellite built by Hanhwa Aerospace on a planar satellite bus. First orbital test launch of the South Korean military small satellite launch vehicle after 2 sub-orbital tests of individual stages on 30 March and 30 December 2022. Does not include planned 2nd stage of the full LV.

Location


ADD Offshore launch platform

Jeju Island, South Korea

ADD Offshore launch platform has witnessed the launch of 1 rockets, including 1 orbital launch attempts, while Jeju Island, South Korea, has been the site for 1 rocket launches.

ADD Offshore launch platform

Rocket


Agency for Defense Development South Korean ADD Solid-Fuel SLV (3 stage)

Agency


Agency for Defense Development

The Agency for Defense Development (ADD) is the South Korean national agency for research and development in defense technology, funded by the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA). Its purpose is contributing to enforcing the national defence, to improving the national R&D capacity, and to fostering the domestic defense industry.

Agency for Defense Development
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