Korea Accelerates Space Exploration with Its Own Space Agency

In May 2024, the Korean government announced the establishment of the Korea Aerospace Administration (KAA), marking a new chapter in space exploration. The Ministry of Science and ICT plans to advance space exploration technologies and strengthen international cooperation through KAA.

Led by First Vice Minister Jo Seong-kyung, a delegation visited major international space organizations such as the European Space Agency (ESA) and the French National Centre for Space Studies (CNES) to discuss enhancing KAA’s operational expertise and talent recruitment. This international collaboration is expected to enable Korea to actively apply its technological strengths in mobility, secondary batteries, 5G, autonomous driving, and nuclear technology to lunar exploration projects and play a leading role in cooperation areas such as lunar rover and communication network construction.

Korea aims to participate in lunar exploration by leveraging its technological advantages and is expected to strengthen its international position in space exploration. The establishment of KAA is seen as a stepping stone for Korea to make significant strides in the field of space exploration.

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