Saturday, March 29, 2008

[The Chosun Ilbo, February 22 2008] Arirang 1 Satellite Declared Dead

The Ministry of Science and Technology said Thursday that it officially ended the mission of the multipurpose satellite Arirang 1 on Wednesday. The satellite has been out of contact since December 30 last year.

Launched in December 1999, Arirang 1 photographed and sent back 440,000 images while orbiting the globe 43,000 times for eight years, three years longer than its supposed life span.

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