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Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) plays a key role in the areas of satellite and launch vehicle development and operations. In the In the satellite area, KARI successfully launched KOMPSAT-1 (Korea Multi-purpose Satellite-1) in 1999, KOMPSAT-2 in2006, COMS(communication, oceanography and Meteorology Satellite) in 2010, KOMPSAT-3 in 2012 and KOMPSAT-5 in August2013. The KOMPSAT-3A project is ongoing, and remotes sensing research and space environment tests are also being carried out. In the launch vehicle area, KARI developed single-stage and two-stage scientific sounding rockets in 1993 and 1998, respectively. The Korean Sounding Rocket (KSR-III), using a liquid-propellant engine system, was launched in 2002. Recently, Korean Satellite Launch Vehicle (KSLV) was successfully launched from the NARO Space Center in the Republic of Korea. Currently, KARI is developing the next-generation satellite launch vehicles for lunar exploration and interplanetary missions.