The Nuri rocket, the first domestically produced space rocket, lifts off from a launch pad at the Naro Space Center in Goheung, South Korea. Photo: AP
The Nuri rocket, the first domestically produced space rocket, lifts off from a launch pad at the Naro Space Center in Goheung, South Korea. Photo: AP
South Korea

South Korea launches new rocket Nuri in great leap forward for space programme, but fails to put dummy satellite in orbit

  • Nuri, Seoul’s first domestically produced space launch vehicle, completed its flight sequence but failed to put its dummy payload in orbit
  • It reached a target altitude of 700km above Earth, putting South Korea almost on a par with countries with their own satellite launch capability, such as the US, Russia and China

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The Nuri rocket, the first domestically produced space rocket, lifts off from a launch pad at the Naro Space Center in Goheung, South Korea. Photo: AP
The Nuri rocket, the first domestically produced space rocket, lifts off from a launch pad at the Naro Space Center in Goheung, South Korea. Photo: AP
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