South Korea successfully tested space rocket engine


Seoul: South Korea revealed that they successfully conducted the test for space rocket engine.

The space rocket engine test launch was conducted by South Korea. However, country paved the way for the designing of their own space launch vehicle.

The engine propelled the rocket weighing 52 tonnes and with the length of 84.6 feet (25.8 metres). However, the test was conducted at the Naro Space Center on the southern coast. Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) designed and developed the engine as part of the $1.8 billion project. Korea Space Launch Vehicle-2 (KSLV-2) will be used to propel the South Korea’s first indigenous three-stage launch vehicle.

Since 2013, it is the first such launch in South Korea when they successfully put a small satellite into orbit following failures in 2009 and in 2010.

Today´s test was deemed successful as the engine combustion was maintained for over 140 seconds during the test launch. KSLV-2 rocket, wholly designed and built by South Korea.


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