It looks like the South Koreans may this month finally launch their long developed rocket:
Korea’s plan to launch a space rocket will likely be delayed further, government officials said yesterday, as the Russian replacement for a defective part in the Korea Space Launch Vehicle-1 (KSLV-1) is not expected to arrive here until the end of the week.
The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology and its Launch Preparation Committee said earlier the launch of the KSLV-1 would take place before Nov. 24.
The replacement of the defective part, however, will likely arrive here on Saturday, ministry officials said. It will take two to three days to replace and test the new part with preparations for the actual launch expected to take up to another seven days.
Officials said there would not be any major problem launching the space rocket, also known as Naro, after the designated date. So long as the country informs related international organizations, such as the International Civil Aviation Organization, in advance. [Joong Ang Ilbo]