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South Korea launches Naro space rocket


15:45, January 30, 2013

Key Words: South Korea; Naro; Naro Space Center; Naro space rocket

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SEOUL, Jan. 30 (Xinhua) -- South Korea launched its Korea Space Launch Vehicle-1 (KSVL-1), also known as Naro, at 4 p.m. local time from the Naro Space Center, located 480 kilometers south of Seoul, on Wednesday.

The launch marked the country's third attempt to put a satellite into space from its own soil. Two previous attempts in 2009 and 2010 failed.

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