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Khrunichev Nears Completion of KSLV-1 First Stage

MOSCOW (Khrunichev PR) —In the Khrunichev Space Center are close to completing work on the creation of the first stage for the South Korean rocket KSLV-light class 1. In July, scheduled for the test stage to control the test stand of the plant, and in August to implement sending the product to South Korea. The third launch of KSLV-1 launch pad with the National Space Centre “Naro” is scheduled for […]

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  • July 3, 2012
South Koreans, Russians Remain at Odds Over Naro-1 Launch Failure

South Korean and Russian engineers remain at odds over what caused the Naro-1 rocket to fail just 137 seconds after liftoff on June 10, 2010, according to an Oct. 20 report from the Yonhap news agency. The booster, which includes a Russian first stage and South Korean second stage, lifted off safely from the Naro Space Center but failed in flight. South Korea and Russia failed to agree on the […]

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  • October 27, 2011
Stalemate in South Korean Rocket Failure

The Korea Times has a story about the stalemate between KARI and Russia’s Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center over a possible third launch of the KSLV-1 (Naro-1) rocket, which has failed in its only two launch attempts.


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  • September 2, 2010
Korean Rocket Explodes Shortly After Launch

Some very bad news for South Korea’s fledgling space program, the Yonhap News Agency reports:

A South Korean rocket carrying a scientific satellite is believed to have exploded on Thursday a little more than two minutes after takeoff, the country’s science minister said.


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  • June 10, 2010
Fairing Failure Doomed South Korean Satellite

Faulty shield eyed as cause of failure to orbit a satellite
JoongAng Daily

Officials yesterday morning stopped trying to detect the first space satellite launched from South Korea, tentatively concluding it had been destroyed by falling back into the atmosphere.


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  • August 26, 2009
Did Korean Rocket Succeed or Fail? say there are conflicting reports as to whether South Korea’s launch of the KSLV-1 (Naro-1) rocket succeeded in placing a satellite into orbit last night:

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  • August 25, 2009
KSLV-1 Launch Reset for August 25

S. Korea reschedules first rocket launch for Aug. 25
Yonhap News

South Korea has rescheduled its first space rocket launch from its own territory for Aug. 25 after a technical glitch halted the countdown minutes before blastoff, the government said Friday.


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  • August 21, 2009
South Korean Rocket Launch Delayed as Rhetoric Heats Up on Peninsula


Glitch forces SKorea to abort rocket launch
The Associated Press

A technical glitch forced South Korea to abort liftoff of its first rocket into space Wednesday, delaying a launch that threatened to heat up tensions with rival North Korea even as they joined in mourning the death of an ex-president who pushed tirelessly for reconciliation.


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  • August 19, 2009