Subscribe free to our newsletters via your
. Space Travel News .




LAUNCH PAD
S. Korea to make third rocket launch bid in October
by Staff Writers
Seoul (AFP) Sept 11, 2012


South Korea will make its third attempt next month to put a satellite in space, the science ministry said Tuesday, as it bids to join an exclusive club of Asian nations with space-launch capability.

The Korea Space Launch Vehicle (KSLV-I), whose two previous launches both ended in failure, will blast off between October 26-31, depending on prevailing weather conditions, the ministry said in a statement.

The first stage of the space vehicle is manufactured by Russia, combined with a solid-fuelled second stage built by South Korea.

Currently, only three Asian countries -- China, India and Japan -- have successfully launched a satellite into orbit.

In South Korea's first attempt in 2009, the KSLV-I actually attained orbit but faulty release mechanisms prevented proper deployment of the satellite.

A second attempt the following year also ended in failure when the rocket exploded in mid-flight.

.


Related Links
Launch Pad at Space-Travel.com






Comment on this article via your Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks
del.icio.usdel.icio.us DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle




Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News





LAUNCH PAD
First-Stage Fuel Loaded; Launch Weather Forecast Improves
Cape Canaveral FL (SPX) Aug 30, 2012
At Cape Canaveral's Space Launch Complex-41, loading of the RP-1 fuel aboard the United Launch Alliance Atlas V first stage was finished last night. Though it was completed late at 9:30 p.m. EDT due to weather conditions, launch preparations are on schedule this morning. The launch of NASA's Radiation Belt Storm Probes has been confirmed on the Eastern Range for Aug. 30 at 4:05 a.m. ... read more


LAUNCH PAD
S. Korea to make third rocket launch bid in October

Arianespace concurrently manages six missions with Ariane 5 and Soyuz

First-Stage Fuel Loaded; Launch Weather Forecast Improves

NASA launches mission to explore radiation belts

LAUNCH PAD
Early Mars may not have been hospitable after all: study

India: From Ferrying Rockets on Cycles to Eyeing Mars

Indian PM defends spending on space exploration

Hadley Crater - closing in on the Martian interior

LAUNCH PAD
First man on moon to be buried at sea: Armstrong family

Russian deputy PM proposes Moon station

NASA's GRAIL Moon Twins Begin Extended Mission Science

Flags at half mast across US for Armstrong funeral

LAUNCH PAD
The Kuiper Belt at 20: Paradigm Changes in Our Knowledge of the Solar System

e2v To Supply Large CMOS Imaging Sensors For Imaging Kuiper Belt Objects

Fly New Horizons through the Kuiper Belt

Hubble Discovers a Fifth Moon Orbiting Pluto

LAUNCH PAD
Birth of a planet

A Hot Potential Habitable Exoplanet around Gliese 163

NASA's Kepler Discovers Multiple Planets Orbiting a Pair of Stars

How Old are the First Planets?

LAUNCH PAD
Russian Companies Design Space Tour Plane

Dream Chaser Team Completes Milestone

Space Launch System Giving Marshall, Langley Wind Tunnels a Workout

Space Launch System Giving Marshall, Langley Wind Tunnels a Workout

LAUNCH PAD
Tiangong Orbit Change Signals Likely Date for Shenzhou 10

China Focus: Timeline for China's space research revealed

China eyes next lunar landing as US scales back

China unveils ambitious space projects

LAUNCH PAD
Dawn has Departed the Giant Asteroid Vesta

US space probe leaves asteroid's orbit, NASA says

Dawn Of A New Mission To Proto Planet Ceres

NASA Announces Asteroid Naming Contest for Students




The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2014 - Space Media Network. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement