[FPSPACE] Naro launch time update

Morris Jones morrisjones at hotmail.com
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 
confirmed.

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.

The Korea 
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. 

A 
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 
booster.

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 
been replaced.    		 	   		  
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