09:20~09:30 May 16, 2016
Highlight Talks: Space Research and Development Activities of Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI)
KARI was established on October 10, 1989 as a government funded research institute. Since its inception, KARI has made a achievement in the aerospace industry over the short period of time. Some of the achievements are introduced in presentation.

Under the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning, our major functions are to research and develop aircraft, satellites, and launch vehicle systems, support the establishment of national aerospace development policies and distribute technical information, develop and certify technology for assuring aerospace safety and quality, and lastly, jointly utilize testing and evaluation facilities and disseminate R&D results.

The general outline of this presentation is as follows :

First, general introduction to KARI, Second, national policy & governance, Third, satellite, Fourth, launch vehicle , Fifth, and lastly, the presentation is wraped up with lunar exploration project.

KARI is currently operating five satellites: KOMPSAT 2, 3, 5, 3A and COMS. KOMSAT stands for Korea Multi Purpose Satellite and COMS for Communication, Oceanography and Meteorology Satellite. In 2013, as you may know already, we launched Korea's first space launch vehicle KSLV-1 successfully.

KARI has a plan to launch KSLV-II which will be developed by our own technology in 2020, and also have a plan of lunar exploration. These will be explained more in presentation.