Korea will launch its first fully homegrown predicament rocket Nuri on Oct. 21, in accordance with the Ministry of Science and ICT.
If the climate is cross or technical problems arise, Oct. 22 to 28 have faith been put as reserve dates.
The three-stage rocket is designed to place a 1.5-ton satellite into orbit 600-800 km above the earth and the authorities has invested around W2 trillion since 2010 to originate it (US$1=W1,184).
The leisure launch rehearsal took put in August and remaining takeoff preparations are for the time being below skill.
Assembly will be performed by mid-October and the rocket will be transported to the launch pad a day sooner than takeoff. Fueling will originate four hours sooner than the launch time.
If all goes as deliberate, the Nuri will blast off into predicament at 4 p.m. on Oct. 21 and the key-stage will separate at an altitude of 59 km. The 2d-stage rocket will climb to a height of 258 km, whereas the booster on the third stage will ignite to place the satellite into orbit at an altitude of 700 km.
But the Nuri will only lift a dummy satellite this time, which will accumulate 967 seconds after takeoff to place into orbit.
The Korea Aerospace Analysis Institute will launch one other Nuri next May maybe presumably well well with a 0.2-ton satellite alongside with a 1.3-ton dummy, and four extra unless 2027.
If Korea succeeds in launching the Nuri this time, this would possibly maybe change into only the seventh nation on this planet to have faith its indulge in fully indigenous predicament rocket.
Around 300 companies were fascinated with the kind, at the side of Korea Aerospace Industries, Hanwha Aerospace and Hyundai Heavy Industries.
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