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An artist rendering of the STSAT-2C.
Mission type Technology
Operator KARI
COSPAR ID 2013-003A
SATCAT no. 39068
Mission duration 1 year
Spacecraft properties
Launch mass 100 kilograms (220 lb)[1]
Start of mission
Launch date 30 January 2013, 07:00:00 (2013-01-30UTC07Z) UTC[1]
Rocket Naro-1
Launch site Naro
Contractor Khrunichev/KARI
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Low Earth
Perigee 301 kilometres (187 mi)
Apogee 1,433 kilometres (890 mi)
Inclination 80.26 degrees
Period 102.14 minutes
Epoch 31 October 2013, 04:39:57 UTC[2]

STSAT-2C, or Science and Technology Satellite 2C, or Naro Science Satellite(ko:나로과학위성) is a South Korean satellite which was launched in 2013. It is operated by the Korea Aerospace Research Institute, and is intended to demonstrate technology for future spacecraft. The satellite has a mass of 100 kilograms (220 lb), and is expected to operate for less than a year.[1][3]

STSAT-2C was launched at 07:00 UTC on 30 January 2013, on the third flight of the Naro-1 carrier rocket, with a Russian first stage derived from the Angara and a South Korean second stage.[4] Liftoff occurred from the Naro Space Centre, and the rocket successfully deployed the satellite into at 292-by-1,511-kilometre (181 by 939 mi) low Earth orbit inclined at 80.3 degrees. The launch marked the first successful flight of the Naro-1, which had previously failed to launch STSAT-2A in 2009 and STSAT-2B in 2010.[4]


  1. ^ a b c Bergin, Chris (30 January 2013). "South Korea launch STSAT-2C via KSLV-1". Retrieved 30 January 2013.
  2. ^ "STSAT 2C Satellite details 2013-003A NORAD 39068". N2YO. 31 October 2013. Retrieved 31 October 2013.
  3. ^ Krebs, Gunter. "STSAT-2C". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 30 January 2013.
  4. ^ a b Zak, Anatoly. "KSLV-1 launch vehicle". RussianSpaceWeb. Retrieved 30 January 2013.

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