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Space Missions for Astronomy and Astrophysics in Korea: Past, Present, and Future

Status Report From: arXiv.org e-Print archive
Posted: Thursday, December 3, 2020

Kwang-il Seon (1), Wonyong Han (1), Young-Wook Lee (2), Hyung Mok Lee (1), Min Bin Kim (3), I. H. Park (3), Woong-Seob Jeong (1), Kyung-Suk Cho (1), Jae Jin Lee (1), Dae-Hee Lee (1,4), Kyujin Kwak (5) ((1) Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute, Daejeon, Republic of Korea, (2) Department of Astronomy and Center for Galaxy Evolution Research, Yonsei University, Seoul, Republic of Korea, (3) Department of Physics, Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon, Republic of Korea, (4) Department of Aerospace Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon, Republic of Korea, (5) Department of Physics, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, Ulsan, Republic of Korea)

We review the history of space mission in Korea focusing on the field of astronomy and astrophysics. For each mission, scientific motivation and achievement are reviewed together with some technical details of the program including mission schedule. This review includes the ongoing and currently approved missions as well as some planned ones. Within the admitted limitations of authors' perspectives, some comments on the future direction of space program for astronomy and astrophysics in Korea are made at the end of this review.

Comments: 29 pages, 31 figures, and 4 tables. To be published in the special issue of Journal of Korean Physical Society (JKPS) to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Astrophysics Division of Korean Physical Society (KPS)

Subjects: Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics (astro-ph.IM)

Cite as: arXiv:2012.01120 [astro-ph.IM] (or arXiv:2012.01120v1 [astro-ph.IM] for this version)

Submission history

From: Kyujin Kwak 

[v1] Wed, 2 Dec 2020 12:27:20 UTC (14,939 KB)

https://arxiv.org/abs/2012.01120

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