South Korea Launches First Homegrown Space Rocket Written 21 June 2022


Maiden launch of KSLV-II Nuri. | Credit: Korea Aerospace Research Institute; Wikipedia; KOGL Type 1

The AP reports that South Korea “successfully launched its first homegrown space rocket on Tuesday, officials said, a triumph that boosted the country’s growing space ambitions but also proved it has key technologies to build a space-based surveillance system and bigger missiles amid animosities with rival North Korea.” The Nuri rocket “succeeded in releasing and placing its functioning ‘performance verification’ satellite at an altitude of 700 kilometers (435 miles) after its liftoff from South Korea’s space launch center at 4 p.m.”
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Launch of South Korea's Nuri rocket, June 21, 2022
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