June 21, 2022 12:44
Korea's first homegrown space rocket, the Nuri, was set up again on a launch pad at the Naro Space Center in Goheung, South Jeolla Province on Monday, a week after a launch was canceled.
The rocket was initially scheduled for liftoff on June 15, but the plan was postponed due to bad weather and then a glitch with an oxidizer tank sensor.
The Korea Aerospace Research Institute said the problem has been fixed and liftoff will take place at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, weather permitting.
If the mission is successful, Korea becomes only the seventh country in the world to launch a satellite into space with its own homegrown rocket.
"Preparation was completed quite quickly since we replaced only some parts in the oxidizer tank sensor without having to separate the rocket again," a KARI official said. "The weather is likely to be good with only a slim chance of rain or lightening."
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