S. Korea’s space telescope sent to orbit

April 28, 2016
An image of Gamma-ray bursts

An image of Gamma-ray bursts

SEOUL, April 28 (Yonhap) — A satellite carrying a space telescope, developed by South Korean scientists to observe the early evolution of Gamma-ray bursts, was put into orbit Thursday, a government ministry here said.

Russia succeeded in the launch of a rocket with three small satellites — Lomonosov, Aist-2D and SamSat-218 — from a site in the Far Eastern Amur region, according to the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning.

Lomonosov, a 500-kg science satellite, carried the Ultra-Fast Flash Observatory (UFFO) pathfinder, a telescope developed by a South Korean team led by Prof. Park Il-hong of Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul, said the ministry.

It will be used to capture X-and Gamma-rays for three years in the wake of a three-month test operation.

Park said the telescope is a product of South Korea’s first initiative in international space research.

“With today’s launch, a new chapter will open in the early space study and it’s expected to lead to world-class research accomplishments,” he added.

2 Comments

  1. Leo

    October 3, 2017 at 12:56 AM

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