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Avatar of GI KoreaBy on November 16th, 2012 at 3:58 am

Naro Rocket Launch To Take Place Possibly November 24th

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]

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  • Setnaffa
    5:55 am on November 16th, 2012 1

    Totally off-topic; but related to the current move from Divisions to Brigades and the decrease in those being planned by the folks in Arlington…

    “I disagree with anyone who is charged with our nation’s defense and responsible for the lives of our soldiers, who would be bold enough to state, ‘Current and future threats…do not appear to offer the kind of Cold War challenge that required fielding massed armored formations on the battlefield.’

    If that were the case, we could scrap the Legacy Force right now. How many TF Smiths or Kasserine Passes do we have to endure to learn our lesson?”

    –Major John B. Richardson IV, ARMOR Magazine, May-June 2002

  • tbonetylr
    5:57 am on November 16th, 2012 2

    The Russians are to blame this time. :roll:

  • Setnaffa
    8:27 am on November 16th, 2012 3

    @2, you mean “Vladimar” Obama, “Yuri” Panetta, “Ivan” W Bush, and “Josef” Rumsfeld? :mrgreen:

  • Setnaffa
    11:14 am on November 16th, 2012 4

    Speaking of “unions”, which we were not, Twinkies are gone. :x

  • Glans
    12:34 pm on November 16th, 2012 5

    The US House of Representatives has voted to normalize trade with Russia. The bill included a measure to sanction Russian officials involved in human-rights violations. It’s called the Magnitsky provision, in honor of Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, who died in jail.

    After the vote, the Russian Foreign Ministry called the Magnitsky provision “a defiantly unfriendly and provocative attack. The congressmen did not listen to our repeated warnings that such a step will negatively affect the general atmosphere of Russian-American relations and will not remain without a tough response from our side.”

    Here’s the big story by Jim Abrams.

  • Setnaffa
    9:34 pm on November 16th, 2012 6

    I thought the US Senate was the one with the ability to ratify treaties? What can the House do besides denying funding?

  • Teadrinker
    8:44 am on November 18th, 2012 7


    Don’t despair. Move to Canada and feast on Vachon cakes. Clog your arteries? No problem, we have universal health care.


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