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On January 30 South Korea achieved its first indigenous satellite... News PhotoAchievement,DigitalGlobe,Effort,Failure,Image,Indigenous Culture,Island,Korea,Science and Technology,South Korea,VerticalPhotographer Collection: DigitalGlobe 2013 DigitalGlobeOENARO ISLAND, SOUTH KOREA-JANUARY 30, 2013: On January 30, 2013, South Korea achieved its first indigenous satellite launch after two previous failures and two aborted attempts. This image shows the Naro Space Center launch pad on Oenaro Island off the southern coast of mainland South Korea. The space center is operated by the state-run Korea Aerospace Research Institute and includes a launch pad, a control tower, a rocket assembly building, test facilities, fuel storage and supply facilities, an electric power station and a landing field. (Photo DigitalGlobe via Getty Images)