Keep your eyes open wide
Now is the time to explore the space age
Hanwha's thirst for innovation is expanding to space - a promising area for exciting business opportunities. Our efforts in developing technologies and accumulating expertise cover a range of areas include developing engines for space–launched vehicles,
examining space for natural resources and energy, harnessing satellite–based communications capabilities and advancing Earth orbit observations and establishing urban air mobility (UAM) infrastructures. Hanwha's bold moves in space exploration will
provide the keys to unlock earth's mysteries and will help us achieve long-term sustainability
On June 21, 2022, Hanwha succeeded in sending the Korean launch vehicle, Nuri into space. Nuri is a space launch vehicle with 100% Korean technology in all processes, including design, production, and testing. Hanwha's involvement in the project included core parts supplied and developed by Hanwha and liquid rocket engines developed by Hanwha Aerospace, the only aerospace engine company in Korea. The medium heavy engine technology of 75-ton is currently possessed by only seven countries in the world: Russia, the United States, France, Japan, China, India, and Korea.
In August 2022, Korea's first lunar orbiter, Danuri, was launched. Danuri is an unmanned prober that flies at an altitude of 100km on the moon and performs lunar observation missions. Hanwha's monopropellant propulsion system was used for Danuri to stably enter and settle in the lunar orbit. The high-resolution camera LUTI, of which Hanwha Systems participated in the development, creates a map for the lunar lander to land on and takes optical zoom pictures of the area where resources can exist on the moon. The successful launch of Danuri allowed Korea to be listed as the 7th lunar exploration country.
Urban Air Mobility (UAM)
Taking off with a new generation of aircraft, Hanwha Systems is remapping the flight path of urban air mobility (UAM). Through a strategic partnership with Overair, a US electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft (eVTOL) startup, Hanwha is developing Butterfly, a personal air vehicle, while working on ground tests for an electric propulsion system, a key technology for UAM.
Butterfly is an all–electric vehicle with patented low–noise technology, which is expected to be an eco–friendly tool for urban transport in the future.
As an influential force in the burgeoning UAM market, we are working toward providing a wide range of UAM solutions for future–friendly air mobility vehicles, services and infrastructure.