South Korea plans to conduct the first test flight of its locally developed booster engine at the end of next month.
The Ministry of Science and ICT said the single-stage rocket, developed by the Korea Aerospace Research Institute is set to be launched between October 25th and the 31st from the Naro Space Center in Goheung, South Jeolla Province.
The rocket will fly for about 10 minutes, during which the performance of the new engine, control system and other parts will be monitored.
The test launch is part of a long-term effort to produce the Korea Space Launch Vehicle-2, the first space vehicle wholly designed and built in the country which is scheduled to blast off in 2021.■
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