South Korea launches homegrown space rocket Nuri

South Korea launched its homegrown space rocket Nuri on Tuesday, its second attempt to put satellites into orbit, Yonhap news agency reported.

The Nuri rocket, the first domestically built space rocket, lifts off from a launch pad at the Naro Space Center in Goheung, South Korea, Tuesday, June 21, 2022. (Photo: AP)

The 200-ton Nuri, also known as KSLV-II, blasted off from the Naro Space Center in the country's southern coastal village of Goheung at 4 p.m., according to the Ministry of Science and ICT.

The ministry said the rocket completed its launch as planned and aerospace engineers were conducting detailed data analysis to determine whether the satellites successfully reached their orbits.