The first stage of Korea's Naro rocket has been transported to the Naro Space Center in Goheung, South Jeolla Province for a scheduled launch in October.
The Ministry of Science, Education and Technology said the stage 1 rocket was manufactured in Russia's Khrunichev Space Center and arrived at Gimhae Airport on last Wednesday before being transferred by ship to the space center.
The October launch will mark the third attempt to fire the rocket into space. Two previous launches in 2009 and 2010 ended in failure due to technical problems.
With the arrival of the first-stage rocket, engineers will begin work on attaching it to the second part, which was designed and built in Korea along with the Naro scientific satellite.