[FPSPACE] Naro launch time update
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Thu Jan 24 20:38:00 EST 2013
Korea will make a third and final attempt to launch its homegrown space
rocket Naro on Jan. 30, the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology has
The window for the launch will be between 3:55 p.m. and 7:30
p.m. The exact time will be announced at 1:30 p.m. on the day.
Meteorological Administration forecast no snow or rain in the area near the Naro
Space Center in Goheung, South Jeolla Province on the day of launch.
final rehearsal for the launch will take place on Jan. 29 after the rocket is
moved to the launch pad the previous day.
The launch attempt was aborted
on Oct. 26 last year when a fault was found in the connector between the
first-stage booster and the launch pad. It was then rescheduled for Nov. 29 and
again aborted at the last minute due to a flaw in the second-stage
That was due to a short circuit in the electric condenser of the
hydraulic engine that controls the thrust direction of the rocket, which has now
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