From 6G communication to moon landing, Nuri paves way to 'New Space'
Updated: 2021-10-21 15:10:19 KST
KSLV-II or its nickname "Nuri," is helping South Korea achieve its ambition of participating in the global space race.
And, the development of space technology will allow Korea to have autonomy in sending various types of objects into orbit and with a more flexible schedule.
Nuri is also part of the country's plan to build a 6G communication network.
"We are also preparing for a preliminary feasibility plan related to 6G satellite communication. The 5G communication we have now is only for use on the ground. But 6G satellite communication is equipped with technology that can allow us to communicate not only on the ground, but also at sea or in the air. Therefore, 14 satellites must be launched and be operated."
Through these projects, the private sector will have the opportunity to test and research more diverse technological developments.
And, South Korea is aiming to explore the moon on its own in 2030.
"Currently, South Korea is preparing to launch a lunar orbiter called "KPLO." A lunar orbiter would make various observations about the moon from around 100 kilometers away. Then, in 2030, I think we will send another lunar probe to land on the moon to gather various information."
Countries like India and Japan are actively developing their own space technology by attempting to explore the moon.
So for Korea as well, this will be a great opportunity to research and develop its domestically produced technology.