January 29, 2023

Seoul hopes to secure the final frontier as North Korean missile tests intensify

Yoon unveils new space development roadmap that pushes exploration and security after US Space Force expands in region

South Korea will land a spacecraft on the moon in the next decade and Mars by 2045, President Yoon Suk-yeol said Monday, as part of the country’s new “Future Space Economy Roadmap” that also aims to strengthen space security amid North Korea’s long-range missile tests.

The roadmap also includes the establishment of a new aerospace administration agency similar to NASA and includes six primary policy initiatives.