Researchers at the Korea Aerospace Research Institute are busy assembling the second generation of Chollian satellites.
Chollian-2A will be used for meteorological observation, and Chollian-2B will become the world's first geostationary satellite used for environmental observation when it's launched in March 2019.
One of the satellite's most important components: An advanced meteorological camera.
"Everything is done by hand because each part must be checked in terms of electromagnetic compatibility, launch environment, and so on."
Chollian-2A will watch the weather in Korea from 36-thousand kilometers up in space.
Its resolution is four times better than that of Chollian-1, and the length of each observation cycle will also drop from 30 minutes to less than ten minutes.
The new satellite will provide faster, more detailed observations, and help improve forecast accuracy during natural disasters.
"When the Chollian-2A is launched, it will provide a lot of useful information, using its improved sensors to measure the weather and conditions in space."
Chollian-2A is expected to be launched in May 2018.
Park Se-young, Arirang News.