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‘Half-success’ of Rocket Launch Creates New Tasks for S. Korea’s Space Program

‘Half-success’ of Rocket Launch Creates New Tasks for S. Korea’s Space Program

SEOUL, Oct. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s launch of its first homegrown space rocket ended in “half-success” Thursday, but it will likely prompt the country to double its efforts to join the global space club with its homegrown rocket technology. The KSLV-II, also known as Nuri, carried a 1.5-ton dummy satellite after being blasted [...]

S. Korea’s First Locally Built Space Rocket on Track for Launch in 2021

S. Korea’s First Locally Built Space Rocket on Track for Launch in 2021

GOHEUNG, Jan. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s first locally built satellite-carrying rocket is on track for a launch in early 2021, the state-run aerospace research institute said Sunday, opening a new chapter in the country’s space exploration program. The three-stage Nuri rocket that can carry a 1.5-ton satellite into low orbit is undergoing extensive [...]