425 Project Flight 3 Mission

Launch Status

TBD

Date & Time

Nov 2024

Pad

Unknown Pad

Launch Service Provider

Booster

Unknown F9

Mission

425 Project Flight 3

Mission Type

Government/Top Secret

Destination

Low Earth Orbit

Note: Name of payload is provisional. Third launch of an ultimately 5 reconnaissance satellites for the South Korean Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA), with 1 synthetic aperture radar (SAR) satellite on this launch. They will be launched to low Earth orbit between 600 and 700 km by 2025, enabling South Korea’s military to observe the nuclear-armed neighbor’s key military facilities every two hours with 30-50 centimeters resolution imagery, according to a 2019 report produced by the Korea Institute of S&T Evaluation and Planning. The project is lead by the Korean Agency for Defense Development (ADD) and Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI), with input from Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI), Hanwha Systems and Thales Alenia Space.

Updated: Apr 12, 11:32pm UTC

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