Space missions for astronomy and astrophysics in Korea: past, present, and future

Kwang-Il Seon, Wonyong Han, Young-Wook Lee, Hyung Mok Lee, Min Bin Kim, I. H. Park, Woong-Seob Jeong, Kyung-Suk Cho, Jae Jin Lee, Dae-Hee Lee, Kyujin Kwak
2021 Journal of the Korean Physical Society  
We review the history of space missions 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 ongoing and currently approved missions, as well as some planned ones. Within the admitted limitations of the authors' perspectives, some comments on the future direction of the space program for astronomy and astrophysics in Korea are made at the end of this review.
doi:10.1007/s40042-021-00166-3 fatcat:zgl7whqf6jgatpgwyk22zwk6uy