13:37 GMT26 November 2020
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The launch of the South Korean Earth observation satellite CAS500-1 from the Baikonur space center is scheduled for March 2021, the Glavkosmos Launch Services company said.

    A Sputnik source in the rocket and space industry said the launch was scheduled for March 20.

    A contract on manufacturing, adapting and delivering the Fregat booster to the Baikonur spaceport for South Korea’s orbiting CAS500-1 was signed between Glavcosmos and the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) ​in 2017, according to Glavcosmos and GK Launch Services' statement.

    The primary mission of the CAS500-1 satellite is to make images of the Earth in the panchromatic and multispectral modes. 

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    South Korea, launch, Baikonur, Satellites, Russia
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