First-Stage Rocket Engine of Naro to Arrive on Weekend

  • Arirang News

    April 02, 2010 10:46

    With the country preparing for another attempt to launch its first space launch vehicle, dubbed Naro, in June, the engine of its first-stage rocket is scheduled to arrive in Korea from Russia over the weekend.

    The Korea Aerospace Research Institute says the 130-ton main booster rocket will arrive at Gimhae Airport on Saturday or Sunday from Russia's Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center.

    The rocket will be transported to the Naro Space Center in South Jeolla Province following safety inspections.

    Korea made its first attempt at launching the space rocket in August last year but failed due to problems with the separation of a fairing covering the satellite.

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