South Korea braced Wednesday for its third bid to launch a satellite into orbit -- a critical moment for the future of the country's space programme and a high-stakes challenge to national pride.
This handout photo from Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) shows the Korea Space Launch Vehicle on its launch pad, on January 28, 2013. South Korea braced Wednesday for its third bid to launch a satellite into orbit.
The pressure surrounding the mission has risen considerably after North Korea's successful launch of a satellite on an indigenously-built carrier in December.
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