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Kwangmyŏngsŏng 1 (KMS 1)

Kwangmyŏngsŏng 1 [KCTV]

Their first attempt to launch a North Korean satellite ended in vain, as the third stage of the Pekdosan-1 (a.k.a. Taepodong-1) launch vehicle failed shortly before it reached orbital velocity. Kwangmyŏngsŏng 1 (광명성 1) would have beamed propaganda songs from space, if it had reached a stable orbit.

Nation: North Korea
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: KCST
Configuration: Polyhedron
Propulsion: None
Power: Batteries
Mass: ~30 kg
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Kwangmyŏngsŏng 1 (KMS 1) 1998-F04 30.08.1998 Th F Pekdosan-1

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