Seoul announced the date of the launch of its first space rocket.. / August 3, 2009 /
Seoul announced the date of the launch of its first rocket. / August 3, 2009 /
In case of technical problems or unsuitable weather conditions, the South Korean engineers said that could postpone the date at any time between 11 and 18 August. On board the rocket KSLV-1 (Korea Space Launch Vehicle-1 Korean booster-1) into space will go a small scientific satellite.
The original start was scheduled for 30 July 2009, but Russian experts who actively participated in the launch vehicle, asked for additional time for verification and improvement of all systems. In the construction of South Korean missiles, among others, attended the Scientific-Production Center of Khrunichev.
In the case of a successful launch South Korea plans to develop its already fully launcher KSLV-2. When you create will use technology, accumulated during the construction of KSLV-1.
More recently, South Korea completed the construction of the first own Naro Space Center. The cost of the project amounted to 248 million dollars. The complex includes the building of research centers, launch site, as well as of optical and radio-flight rockets and satellites.
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