Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI)

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 garden@kari.re.kr
 +82 042 860 2114
 +82 42 860 2015
P.O. Box 113, Yusung Post Office, Daejun, South Korea, 305-600

KARI (Korea Aerospace Research Institute), as the key national research institute for aerospace technology was established in 1989 under the Ministry of Science and Technology. Before KARI entered into the IAE (Institute for Advanced Engineering) in 1992, it’s primarily focus was on aerospace technology.
KARI’s main responsibilities now include broadening aerospace science and technology, conducting R&D on satellites, development of smart UAV, sounding rockets and aircraft, advancement of helicopter technology, development of artificial satellites and operation of space center, and assistance to the government's policy in the aerospace field. Prior to current projects on the KSLV-2 launcher, it focused was on the Arirang-1 satellite in 1999 and the KSLV-1, which was successfully launched on January 30, 2013 from the Naro Space Center in Goheung, South Korea.