ROK Drop

Avatar of GI KoreaBy on January 14th, 2013 at 7:39 pm

South Korea Set To Launch Naro-1 Rocket On January 25th

I wish the South Koreans good luck with their latest rocket launch:

South Korea is expected to try again to launch its space rocket later this month after successfully conducting experiments to check if all systems are working properly, a government source said Sunday.

The official said South Korean and Russian researchers are expected to discuss results of repairs made to the rocket late last year and touch on the present state of the Naro-1 rocket. He added Seoul successfully carried out combustion tests on the kick motor on the locally built second stage solid fuel rocket, making it likely that the launch will take place soon.

The rocket, also called the Korea Space Launch Vehicle-1 (KSLV-1), was built jointly by Russia and South Korea, since Seoul does not have the necessary knowhow in the space development field. Russia made the main first stage liquid fuel rocket, with South Korea making the second stage and the satellite.  [Yonhap]

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  • Dr.Yu
    6:01 am on January 15th, 2013 1

    What a beautiful Ballistic missile …. :lol:
    Hope this time it gets there ….

  • Leon LaPorte
    10:40 am on January 15th, 2013 2

    2. There’s always a chance. I think they brought in more Russians.


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