NASASpaceflight.com say there are conflicting reports as to whether South Korea’s launch of the KSLV-1 (Naro-1) rocket succeeded in placing a satellite into orbit last night:
South Korea had been claiming they had placed their STSAT-2 scientific satellite into orbit on Tuesday, following its launch on their KSLV-1 (Korea Satellite Launch Vehicle) â€œNaroâ€ rocket. However, Russian officials cited by â€œInterfaxâ€ are claiming the vehicle failed during second stage flight. The launch came after last weekâ€™s scrub â€“ caused by a problem during the automated launch sequence, relating to pressurization issue.
The first stage is Russian built; the second was produced in South Korea.
More updates to come.