Tampa, Florida 2021-10-21 02:48:23 –
South Korea is preparing to test-launch its first domestic space rocket, as authorities have described as an important step in pursuing a satellite launch program.
As the weather permits, a three-stage Nuri rocket will be launched Thursday afternoon.
It is intended to carry a dummy payload into orbit on Earth.
South Korea is about to become the 10th country to send satellites into space with its own technology.
Authorities say such capabilities are crucial to the country’s space ambitions.
They include acquiring their own military intelligence satellites and sending spacecraft to the Moon by 2030.
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