Korea Launches Its 1st Military Communications Satellite

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    July 21, 2020 08:31

    Korea on Tuesday became the 10th country in the world to put a military communications satellite into orbit.

    The Anasis-II satellite lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on a Falcon-9 rocket made by U.S.-based commercial space firm SpaceX.

    A rocket carrying Korea's first military communications satellite blasts off at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Tuesday. /Yonhap

    The satellite will send data twice faster than before and can maintain signal quality even if subject to jamming attacks from enemy forces.

    The military has used the multipurpose Mugunghwa-5 satellite, which was launched in 2007, but needed its own communications satellite.

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