* Image source: Jeju News, May 13, 2008 'Jeju tracking center'
* Image source: Global Security, 'Naro Space Center'
"The Naro Space Center is on 5 million square meters of reclaimed land on Naro Island in Goheung County, South Jeolla, about 485 kilometers south of Seoul. The spaceport, under the management of the Korea Aerospace Research Institute, includes a launch pad, a control building, rocket assembly and test facilities, facilities for satellite control testing and assembly, electric power station, a space science museum and a landing field.
The construction of the Korea Space Center began in August 2003 with a budget of 315.5 billion won.As of November 2008, the Naro Space Center had already completed construction of the launch pad, the main control center, radar tracking stations and other facilities. Engineers were conducting autonomous tests of the facilities which were expected to be completed by the year's end. The first launch was originally planned for December 2008 but was postponed till 2Q, 2009. Once the facility becomes fully operational, Korea will be able to achieve its goal of building a satellite and rocket with local technology and launching it into space from its own launch center."
* Image source: hankyoreh on June 8, 2010
# According to the Korea Times regarding the failed rocket launch, on June 10, 2010,
"A number experts of also suggested that the country was fortunate to
avoid a disaster as ground control was unable to command the wayward
rocket to self-destruct with communications being out, which may have
led to shuddering consequences had debris crashed onto land."
"KARI later confirmed that the debris has fallen in the waters off the
southern coast of Jeju Island."
# The Jeju tracking station in the Korean bird-eye view in the Korean Hankyoreh newspaper on June 8, 2010
# More on Naro Space Center
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