Established October 10, 1989, the Korean Aerospace Research Institute’s, (KARI) purpose is that of “contributing to solid development of the national economy and enhancement of national life through a new exploration and technological advancements, development, and dissemination in the field of aerospace science and technology.”
The major functions of KARI are “research & development in systems and core technology for aircraft, satellites and space launch vehicles, support development of national aerospace policies, supply, distribution and dissemination of information regarding aerospace technology, joint utilization of test and assessment facilities with the industry, academy and research institutes, support collaboration with aerospace related small and medium companies and the commercialization of technology and R&D cooperation and technical outsourcing activities with the government, private sector, corporate bodies and other groups, training of professional human resources in the major mission fields.”
KARI is currently developing the Korea Space Launch Vehicle-II (KSLV-II) which is planned to be complete by 2027 at which time, KARI would be able to deliver small payloads into geosynchronous orbit.
KARI president, Twang-Rae Cho, Ph.D., will be a panelist at the 32nd Space Symposium “Space Agency Leaders” panel on Tuesday, April 12, at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Learn more about KARI here.
This article is part of Space Watch: March 2016 (Volume: 15, Issue: 3).