S. Korea to launch second space rocket in June

15:52, April 19, 2010      

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South Korea plans to launch a domestically assembled satellite-carrying rocket in June, its second such attempt, the government said Monday.

The country has decided to send the Korea Space Launch Vehicle- 1 (KSLV-1) into space on June 9, considering predicted weather conditions and technical preparedness, the science ministry said in a briefing.

The announcement came after a botched attempt last August to send the first KSLV-1 into the orbit, which authorities called a " half success" as faulty fairings caused the rocket to veer off course.

The rocket consists of a Russian-made first stage and a home- made second stage, which will be put together by late May, the ministry said.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:张茜)

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