South Korea’s KSLV-2 Rocket Delivers Payloads To Orbit, cubesats, KSLV, Nuri, rockets, satellite, south korea

South Korea’s domestically developed KSLV-2 “Nuri” rocket successfully placed six payloads into low Earth orbit Tuesday, after lifting off from from Naro Space Center at 4 PM KST. This follows an earlier attempt in October which failed to reach orbit after the booster’s third stage engine shutdown prematurely. The flight followed an initial trajectory over the East China Sea, after which the upper stage steered out towards the Philippine Sea, finally placing the payload in the desired orbital inclination of 98 degrees. This less-than-ideal path wasted energy, but ensured that the first and second stages fell into the ocean and not onto people. Success was confirmed shortly after launch as the vehicle passed over South Korea’s King Sejong Station in Antarctica.

The payload on this test flight was primarily a mass simulator of 1.3 metric tons, but a small Performance Verification Satellite (PVSAT) was included, for a grand total of 1.5 metric tons. The PVSAT itself monitors vehicle performance, but also serves as a carrier for four CubeSats. These were developed by engineering teams at various local universities and will be deployed in the coming days.

  • Step Cube Lab 2 from Chosun University
  • MIMAN (Monochrome Imaging for Monitoring Aerosol by Nanosatellite) from Yonsei University
  • RANDEV (Repeater Arrangement & Disaster Early View) from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
  • SNUGLITE Amateur Radio and Technical Demonstration from Seoul National University

If you’re inclined to track these, the launch has been given COSPAR ID 2022-065 and the first three objects (third stage, dummy mass, and PVSAT) have been assigned the NORAD catalog numbers 52894, 52895, and 52896. It’s too early to tell which is which at this point, but as more data about their respective orbits are collected, it should be possible to tell them apart. The next four catalog numbers, 52897 – 52900, have been reserved for the CubeSats once they are released.

With this launch, South Korea has become the 10th nation to put a payload into space using its own domestic technology, and the 7th to loft a payload of more than one ton to orbit — joining the ranks of the United States, Russia, Japan, China, France, and India.

TECH NEWS RELATED

Today’s Wordle Answer (June 29): Puzzle 375 Hints, Clues, and Solution

Today’s Wordle answer for June 29 is an awkward customer, so you’re forgiven for needing a little help. The solution to Puzzle 375 is ungainly for a lot of reasons. It’s an uncommon word with not many vowels for a start, plus it combines infrequently appearing letters in ways ...

View more: Today’s Wordle Answer (June 29): Puzzle 375 Hints, Clues, and Solution

Destiny 2 Hollow Denial God Roll Guide – PvE and PvP

Image via Bungie The arrival of Season of the Haunted in Destiny 2 has introduced us to several new weapons to take on the minions of the darkness that lurk on the Derelict Leviathan. One such weapon is the Hollow Denial, a legendary void trace rifle that has been ...

View more: Destiny 2 Hollow Denial God Roll Guide – PvE and PvP

The 10 best tactical shooter games like Valorant

Image via Ubisoft The tactical shooter genre is experiencing a renaissance these days. New titles have consistently cropped up over the last four years, from established AAA studios but also from indie studios and newcomer dev outfits. In the wake of the enormous success of games like Rainbow Six ...

View more: The 10 best tactical shooter games like Valorant

New Elden Ring Torrent fixes a crucial issue with the ghostly horse

The new Elden Ring Torrent mod addresses the problem of Torrent's scaling HP - or the lack of it, which means the horse dies easily in late game areas

View more: New Elden Ring Torrent fixes a crucial issue with the ghostly horse

Destiny 2 Nezarec’s Whisper God Roll Guide – PvE and PvP

Image via Bungie Season of the Haunted has been released in Destiny 2 and with it comes a slew of new scary-looking weapons that will help you navigate your way through the Derelict Leviathan. One of these weapons is the Nezarec’s Whisper, the first legendary arc glaive in Destiny ...

View more: Destiny 2 Nezarec’s Whisper God Roll Guide – PvE and PvP

Snoop Dogg: Crypto Bear Market ‘Weeded Out’ Those ‘Abusing the Opportunities’

He also said record labels soon will realize their IP is “better served on the blockchain than sitting in the catalog collecting cobwebs.”

View more: Snoop Dogg: Crypto Bear Market ‘Weeded Out’ Those ‘Abusing the Opportunities’

How to Turn Off Google Assistant on Various Platforms

Google Assistant is helpful, but if you’re uncomfortable with an always-listening AI, you can turn it off on all your devices. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to disable the voice assistant on all Google Assistant devices. How To Turn Off Google Assistant on Any Device The instructions for ...

View more: How to Turn Off Google Assistant on Various Platforms

Apple Watch saves kayaker that was swept 4km out to sea

It's unclear if the kayaker made a call or utilized the wearable's SOS feature

View more: Apple Watch saves kayaker that was swept 4km out to sea

How to change the difficulty in F1 22

Apple to Announce Q3 2022 Earnings on July 28

Destiny 2 Firefright God Roll Guide – PvE and PvP

Nexo Says It’s Nothing Like Celsius and Other Crypto Lenders. Here's What the Data Shows

Video Comparison: M2 MacBook Pro vs. M1 MacBook Pro

How to get tokens in F1 22

How to create a legacy contact on iPhone to retrieve Apple ID password

Gmail users can now check how much storage they have on mobile

The Escape from Tarkov wipe is nigh (probably)

iPads Will Work as Home Hubs in iOS 16, But Won't Support New Home Architecture

3 Point Simulator Codes (June 2022)

This crazy nuclear-powered flying hotel is straight out of BioShock

OTHER TECH NEWS

Top Car News Car News