It looks like the South Koreans are ready for their upcoming space launch:
A final rehearsal for the launch of a space rocket ended without any major problem Wednesday, though the outcome of a more thorough evaluation will be available later in the day, officials said.
The final systems check was conducted one day before the country is set to launch its Korea Space Launch Vehicle-1 (KSLV-1) into space in its third and last attempt to send a rocket into space from its own soil. The first two attempts in 2009 and 2010 ended in failures.
The final launch rehearsal was conducted in two separate stages with a launch simulation of the Russian-built first-stage rocket of the KSLV-1, also known as Naro-1, taking around 7 hours and the launch simulation of the South Korean-built second-stage rocket taking about 5 hours from the start, according to the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI).
“The launch rehearsal that took place today involved simulated operation of the launch vehicle, launch pad and tracing system. Analysis of the data obtained in the launch rehearsal is expected take several hours,” it said in a released statement, adding the Launch Preparation Committee will be convened at 7 p.m. to evaluate the outcome of the rehearsal and decide whether the country is ready to blast off the space rocket as scheduled on Thursday. [Stars & Stripes]
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It will be interesting to see if the North Koreans in the next few weeks decide to go forward with their reported space launch as well.