South Korea braced Thursday for its third attempt to send a satellite into orbit and gain entry to an elite global space club that includes neighbours and regional rivals Japan and China.
Engineers and launch coordinators gather near the Korea Space Launch Vehicle-I (KSLV-I) at the Naro Space Center in Goheung, in October 2012. South Korea is preparing for its third attempt to send a satellite into orbit and lay down a national marker in the high-cost world of commercial space technology and exploration.
After two previous failures in 2009 and 2010, the 140-tonne Korea Space Launch Vehicle (KSLV-I) was scheduled to blast off some time after 4:00pm (0700 GMT) Thursday from the Naro Space Center on the south coast.
This article is older than 60 days, which we reserve for our premium members only.You can subscribe to our premium member subscription, here.