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Nation’s 1st Space Launch Vehicle

Posted April. 14, 2008 06:11,   


After sending its first astronaut into space, Korea is now building its own space launch vehicle in Russia. The rocket engine for the ground test, the key to the Korea Space Launch Vehicle-1 (KSLV-1), was unveiled in Moscow last week. KSLV-1 is scheduled to blast off from the Naro Space Center in Goheung County, South Jeolla Province, in December. Korea will become the world’s ninth country to independently launch a satellite.