Source: Government of the Republic of Korea
Korea’s first homegrown space rocket Nuri is scheduled for takeoff on Oct. 21 at 4 p.m. The Ministry of Science and ICT and the Korea Aerospace Research Institute will announce the exact time of launch about 90 minutes before liftoff.
With its development beginning in March 2010 and a budget of KRW 1.95 trillion, Nuri features cutting-edge domestic technologies and know-how ranging from design and production to testing and certification. If the launch is successful, Korea will become the seventh country to launch a mid- to large-size projectile into orbit using its own technology.