back to article Liftoff at last for South Korean space program

South Korea's Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) yesterday succeeded in its endeavor to send the home-grown Nuri launcher into space, then place a working satellite in orbit. The launch was scheduled for earlier in June but was delayed by weather and then again by an anomaly in a first-stage oxidizer tank. Its October 2021 …

  1. Pascal Monett Silver badge
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    So, South Korea can launch satellites now

    Good for them.

    More surveillance satellites are on the way, undoubtedly.

  2. Red Ted

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    "The flight puts South Korea in a select group of nations that have demonstrated the capability to build and launch domestically designed and built orbital-class rockets."

    Ah yes, the select group that the UK joined in 1971 and then resigned from!

    1. Jimmy2Cows Silver badge

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      Wasn't sure whether to upvote for truth, or downvote because the truth is depressing.

      Ah hell with it. Upvote it is.

    2. John Brown (no body) Silver badge

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      Yeahbut, the UK has three, count'em, THREE spaceports planned!!!

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