Khunichev Tests KSLV-1 First Stage Prior to Shipment to South Korea

The third KSLV-1 rocket undergoing testing. (Credit: Khrunichev)

MOSCOW (Khrunichev PR) — At the State Research and Production Space Center Khrunichev, bench tests are being conducted on the first stage of the light-class KSLV-1 rocket.

After completing the tests the company’s specialists will prepare the product for shipment to South Korea’s space center Naro where the rocket KSLV-1 will undergo pre-launch preparations.

The shipment of the rocket to South Korea is scheduled for August 2012. The third launch of KSLV-1 from the launch pad at the National Space Centre Naro is scheduled for the fourth quarter of this year.