Realizing a South Korea-US Defense Partnership in Space

In February 2023, South Korea (officially the Republic of Korea, or ROK) released its space plans for the next five years, which call for doubling the government’s budget for space by 2027 and establishing a new national space agency. The country has also announced plans for launching its next-generation synthetic aperture radar and imagery satellites, which could be deployed as early as 2024.

These developments come at a historic moment for South Korea-United States relations...

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