S Korea to launch space rocket Thursday

10:56, June 10, 2010      

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The Korea Space Launch Vehicle-1 (KSLV-1) is launched from its launch pad at the Naro Space Center in southern South Korea, on Aug. 25, 2009. (Xinhua/Newsis File Photo)

South Korea will make Thursday another attempt to launch its space rocket, YTN reported citing the Science and Technology Ministry.

The exact time of the launch will be announced in the afternoon, the ministry reportedly said in a briefing.

Earlier reports said the rocket will be launched at 5 p.m. local time.

The news comes a day after a technical problem delayed the planned blast-off of the locally assembled space rocket called Naro-1, or the Korea Space Launch Vehicle-1 (KSLV-1).

Last year, a technical glitch botched up the first launch in 2009. The first launch was foiled by a faulty fairing assembly, which prevented the rocket from putting the satellite into the orbit.

Source:Xinhua

(Editor:梁军)

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