WORLD S.Korea launches homegrown space rocket


S.Korea launches homegrown space rocket


15:17, June 21, 2022

SEOUL, June 21 (Xinhua) -- South Korea launched its homegrown space rocket for the second time on Tuesday.

The Korea Space Launch Vehicle (KSLV)-II, also dubbed Nuri, blasted off from the Naro Space Center in the southern coastal village of Goheung at 4:00 p.m. local time, live footage from the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) showed.

File photo: The Paper

The first Nuri test-launch was conducted in October last year when the rocket successfully reached a target altitude of 700 km but failed to put a 1.5-ton dummy satellite into orbit as its third-stage booster engine burned out earlier than planned.

The second launch was originally scheduled for last Thursday but it was postponed due to a technical glitch in the oxidizer tank sensor.

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