South Korean Rocket Launch Delayed Until August 11

Korean Rocket Launch Reset for August 11
The Korea Times

The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology said Sunday that it has selected Aug. 11 as the new date for its first space launch.

Although technical issues had forced a delay in the attempt originally scheduled for July 30, government officials had been hoping to pull off the launch as quickly as possible to avoid the typhoon-affected months of September and October.

“Should weather conditions permit, and that means if we can avoid heavy rain and lightning on that day, the rocket will be launched on Aug. 11,” a ministry official said.

“The rocket will be moved to the launch pad two days before and we will hold a rehearsal (dry run) the day before the countdown. We will notify the International Civil Aviation Organization and the International Maritime Organization of the new launch date.”

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