South Korea entered the space race on Thursday with their first test launch of a domestically built rocket, KSLV-II NURI. The rocket blasted off at 5 pm local time from Naro Space Centre, located around 500 kilometres south of the capital Seoul, Al Jazeera reports. The country intends to put a 1.5-ton dummy satellite into orbit as a result of the rocket launch.
South Korea’s first domestically built space rocket blasted off in a test launch that represents a major leap for the country’s ambitious space plans.
South Korea launched its first homemade rocket. The mission was only partly successful, but officials called it an important step toward placing satellites in orbit to better monitor growing threats from North Korea.
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Krish Japan and South Korean will have their own missiles weapons soon, that way they don’t have to solely depend on US for their protection. They know America is failing every day.
Jonathan McDowell The critical piece of information, in my view, is the velocity shortfall: how many m/s short of target was the vehicle? This information has not yet been released.