Korea to Launch Space Rocket with Satellites

      April 12, 2023 13:18

      The third launch of the homegrown space rocket Nuri has been set for May 24, the Ministry of Science and ICT said Tuesday.
      Unlike the first two launches, the next liftoff will see the rocket carrying real satellites instead of a dummy. It will take off between 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. to ensure that the payload can enter orbit at an altitude of 550 km.
      Engineers assemble Korea's homegrown space rocket Nuri at the Naro Space Center in Goheung, South Jeolla Province on March 28. /Courtesy of the Korea Aerospace Research Institute
      The first and second stage of the Nuri have been assembled and are currently undergoing various tests.
      Eight satellites that will be mounted on the third stage will arrive at Naro Space Center in Goheung, South Jeolla Province as early as May 1 and be assembled over the next three weeks.
      From the private sector, Hanwha Aerospace is taking part in the upcoming liftoff and another launch slated for 2027.
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