Third Time's A Charm: South Korea's Satellite Launch A Success
From Fast Company January 30, 2013 - 6:55am
The rocket blasted off from the Naro Space Center at 5pm local time today, carrying a satellite that will collect climate data. South Korea today launched a weather satellite into space using a three-stage rocket. The mission of KSLV-1* has, so far, been a success, said Science Minister Lee Ju-Ho, and meant his country had become a member of the "space-power nation" club. What its nasty neighbor to the North thinks of the mission, however, has yet to be documented. The rogue state launched a satellite via its own three-stager at the end of last year, but with mixed results, and is currently involved in the usual war of words with the South and U.S. At 5pm local time, the Naro rocket, built in partnership with Russia, blasted off from the launchpad of the Naro Space Center. Nine minutes later Science and Technology Satellite-2C detatched successfully, although until the spacecraft m...
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