The satellite-carrying space rocket Naro-1 has been scheduled for another launch attempt on Thursday after the fire-extinguishers went off for no reason and halted the blastoff a day earlier, the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology said Thursday morning.
A team of Korean and Russian technicians investigated the rocket overnight and concluded that the incident on Wednesday did not affect the spacecraft, the ministry said. Taking all circumstances into consideration, the KSLV-1 control committee decided to launch the rocket on Thursday, it added.
A weather factor remains. The ministry said the weather will be continuously checked and the exact time of launch will be announced at 1:30 pm.