South Korea Announces Date for Next Launch

April 19th, 2010

South Korea’s Ministry of Education, Science and Technology has chosen June 9 as the date for the next launch of the country’s KSLV-1 (or Naro-1) rocket according to the Yonhap News Service.   The first launch attempt failed last year when the second stage fairing did not separate properly.  The rocket’s first stage is built by Russia; the second stage by South Korea.   The June 9 launch from the Naro Space Center, about 500 kilometers south of Seoul, is designed to place a scientific satellite into orbit.  The launch window runs through June 19.