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Succesful two-way communication established between satellite and ground station
Updated: 2022-06-22 17:13:46 KST
Success in launching an entirely domestically developed space rocket.
Success in placing satellites into orbit after reaching the target altitude of 700 kilometers.
And, another success confirmed on Wednesday early morning.
Two-way communication has been established between the performance verification satellite and the ground station in Daejeon.

"On the very day of the launch, we received the basic information on performance verification satellite's condition through King Sejong Station in Antarctica and Korea Aerospace Research Institute's ground station in Daejeon. On Wednesday early morning, two-way communication has been made, completely confirming space rocket Nuri's capacity of putting satellite into an orbit."

With two-way communication successfully made at around 3AM on Wednesday morning, South Korea has fully confirmed its capability to deploy self-powered satellites using homegrown space rockets.
During the communication, engineers on the ground sent a command for the satellite to sync its clock with that of the ground station and to activate the GPS transmitter.
After a one-week monitoring period, four mini cube satellites will be released one by one.

"We will monitor the satellite for seven days and stabilize its position. After that, starting June 29th, we will release each cube satellite made by domestic universities one by one, each two days apart."

The performance verification satellite has its own camera, which will film the cube satellites' detaching process.
That visual data will then be transmitted to the ground station.
Kim Bo-kyoung, Arirang news.
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