South Korea to test launch space rocket engine on Nov. 28


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South Korea is planning the first test flight of its locally developed rocket engine for Nov. 28, the government said Tuesday.

The 75-ton thrust, single-stage rocket, developed by the Korea Aerospace Research Institute Province (KARI), was originally set to be launched on Oct. 25 from the Naro Space Center in Goheung, South Jeolla Province, the Ministry of Science and ICT said.

The ministry said it convened a meeting of experts earlier in the day to fix the date, with an extended launch window set from Nov. 29 through Dec. 4 in case bad weather or minor problems cause a delay.

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The launch was earlier suspended as abnormal readings were detected in the rocket propellant pressurization system.

The rocket was set to fly for about 10 minutes, during which the performance of the new engine, flight controls and other parts were to be monitored, the ministry said. If successful, four of the indigenous thrust engines will grouped together on the first stage and one on the second stage of the three-stage Korea Space Launch

Vehicle-2 (KSLV-2), KARI said. The whole rocket is scheduled to blast off in 2021.

The KSLV-2 rocket is to be South Korea’s first space vehicle wholly designed and built in the country. It will be used to place unmanned satellites into the Earth’s orbit and for other commercial applications. (Yonhap)


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