Hanwha Reveals Nuri Rocket and UAM in Paris, Showcasing Korean Space Technologies Encompassing “Launch Vehicle, Satellite and Its Services”
For the first time, Hanwha will unveil its space technologies at the Paris Air Show, the world's largest aerospace exhibition. By showcasing the third successful launch of “Nuri” (KSLV-II), Korea's homegrown space rocket, along with Hanwha Systems' small SAR satellite and space internet services, Hanwha aims to demonstrate Korea's space technologies and open up new markets.
On 16th June 2023, Hanwha announced that it will participate in the Paris Airshow, which will be held at Le Bourget Airport near Paris, France, from June 19th thru 25th.
During the Paris Airshow, Hanwha Aerospace and Hanwha Systems will have an integrated booth and operate the Space Zone, Air Mobility Zone, and Air Zone, which gather the group's space industry value chain capabilities, including launch vehicles, satellites, and satellite services.◆Hanwha Systems' first localized “small SAR satellite” and “Real-time sharing of future battlefield situations”
In the Space Zone, Hanwha will unveil a blueprint for a “hyper-connected defense solution” that will share real-time battlefield situations on land, sea, and air through a network of Low Earth Orbit (LEO) communication satellites.
Hanwha Systems' first locally developed "small SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) satellite" will aid in observing battlefield situations while sharing real-time battlefield information through the military's satellite communication networks, utilizing OneWeb's LEO constellation satellites. OneWeb is a global satellite connectivity service company in which Hanwha Systems has invested since 2021.
In particular, small SAR satellite can clearly observe the ground even in bad weather and have the advantage of being able to launch multiple satellites at once thanks to their small sizes and light weights.
Hanwha Aerospace will display a model of the Korean launch vehicle “Nuri” rocket, a commercial satellite successfully launched into orbit for the third time last month. Hanwha Aerospace, which manufactured core components including the engine, the heart of Nuri, was selected as the system integrator at the end of last year and will be responsible for the overall production and launch operation of Nuri together with the Korea Aerospace Research Institute.◆Application of Hanwha Aerospace’s ESS to Hanwha Systems’ UAM “Butterfly”… “Group company synergy in full swing”
In the Air Mobility Zone, a model of the “Butterfly”, a six-seat urban air transportation (UAM) aircraft co-developed by Hanwha Systems and the U.S. company Overair, will be on display. Hanwha will complete production of the eco-friendly UAM prototype later this year and begin unmanned flight tests in the U.S. early next year.
The core components of the electric propulsion system for electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircrafts, including energy storage systems (ESS) and hydrogen fuel cells developed by Hanwha Aerospace, will also be introduced.
The Air Zone will showcase Hanwha's cutting-edge defense technologies, including the state-of-the-art 'AESA Radar' that detects and tracks multiple targets simultaneously, and electro-optical (EO) and infrared (IR) surveillance and reconnaissance sensors for unmanned aerial vehicles.
"We will actively promote Korea's excellence in space, aerospace, and defense on the world stage to expand opportunities for global business cooperation," said Jae-il Son, CEO of Hanwha Aerospace.
"Through the Paris Air Show, we will showcase the capabilities and synergies of the entire value chain of Hanwha’s space industry, as well as technologies that will lead to a paradigm shift in future mobility," said Sung-Chul Eoh, CEO of Hanwha Systems.
The Paris Air Show is the world's oldest and largest aerospace and defense event, which began in 1909, marking 54th this year. Together with the Farnborough and Singapore Airshows, it is one of the "World's Three Greatest Air Shows" and is held every June in odd-numbered years. It is being held for the first time in four years due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The previous Paris Air Show, which was held in 2019, attracted about 320,000 visitors to the venue.