With Home grown Rocket, South Korea Partially succeeds In joining The Air Space Race.

vincity May 25, 2023
Updated 2023/05/25 at 2:43 PM

The Korea Aerospace Research Institute in South Korea had had successfully launched its homegrown Nuri rocket and placed working satellites into orbit, hailing a key step forward for the country’s burgeoning space programme. The country successfully had it’s home-grown rocket in orbit but while on its way into orbit, things didn’t go as planned. during the Lift-off of the “Nuri” rocket — which means “world” — looked smooth, as the minutes dragged into more than an hour.

The three-stage rocket, more than 47 metres (155 feet) long and weighing 200 tonnes, soared into the sky at 6:24 pm (0924 GMT) from the Naro Space Center in South Korea’s southern coastal region, leaving a huge trail of white smoke.

South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol hailed Nuri’s launch, saying it will give the country a competitive edge in the global space race

It might have reached that goal, if the third-and-final-stage engine had fired for as long as planned during the launch. South Korea’s Ministry of Science and ICT, which carried out the launch, said an analysis showed the stage-three engine fired for about 45 seconds short of the planned 8.7 minutes, which meant the rocket failed to generate enough speed to push the dummy satellite into orbit.

with all of these launches  South Korea has said it eventually plans to launch real satellites into orbit on Nuri rockets for surveillance and communication purposes. 

While South Korea failed to completely hit the mark it was aiming for on Thursday, the country has already planned four more attempts to get it right, with launches scheduled through 2027.

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