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Malligyong 1

Malligyong 1 ? [NATA]

Malligyong 1 (만리경-1), also transcribed Manligyeong 1, was the first North Korean reconnaisance satellite.

The launch vehicle was called Chollima-1 (천리마-1). It has been speculated, that this launch vehicle was based on the Hwasong-15 ICBM or Hwasong-17 ICBM.

The launch took place on 30 May 2023, but did not reach orbit when the second stage failed to ignite. A second launch on 23 August 2023 also failed.

Nation: North Korea
Type / Application: Reconnaissance, optical
Operator: NADA
Contractors: NADA
Equipment: cameras
Configuration:
Propulsion:
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass:
Orbit: 493 km × 512 km, 97.43 (#3)
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Malligyong 1 2023-F07 30.05.2023 So LP-2 F Chollima-1
Malligyong 1 (2) 2023-F08 23.08.2023 So LP-2 Chollima-1
Malligyong 1 (3) 2023-179A 21.11.2023 So LP-2 Chollima-1

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