S. Korea reschedules first rocket launch for Aug. 25
South Korea has rescheduled its first space rocket launch from its own territory for Aug. 25 after a technical glitch halted the countdown minutes before blastoff, the government said Friday.
The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology said the new date reflects weather conditions and time needed to prepare the Korea Space Launch Vehicle-1 (KSLV-1) and its scientific satellite for a safe launch.
“We have tentatively set the launch time for 5 p.m., Tuesday (Seoul Time), although this may be altered depending on various developments,” said Vice Science and Technology Minister Kim Jung-hyun.
He said the weather and location of other satellites circling the globe can affect the liftoff time of the locally assembled rocket also called Naro-1.
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