October 21, 2021 13:01
Korea's first homegrown space rocket was set up at a launch pad at the Naro Space Center in Goheung, South Jeolla Province on Wednesday morning ready for launch on Thursday afternoon.
It will be launched at 4 p.m. unless there is any problem in final pre-launch checks.
The Nuri was developed and produced with input from about 300 companies as well as the Korea Aerospace Research Institute which took 11-and-a-half years.
Whether the launch is a success or not will be known until 16 minutes after blastoff. Korea will then become the world's seventh country with the capability to send a satellite into space with its own technology.
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