Oct 21, 2021 13:24 GMT
Despite the setback, the head of the Asian country, Moon Jae-in, praised the work of the developers’ team and assured that the project will continue: “Korea’s ‘Space Age’ is approaching.”
Nuri, the first space rocket developed entirely by South Korea, was launched Thursday, failing in the mission of bringing a mock satellite into orbit.
“Unfortunately, We have not fully achieved our goalIn addition to commending the developer team and stressing the continuation of the project, Head of State Moon Jae-in informed, Pick up Reuters. “It won’t be long before we can launch it exactly on the necessary path,” the president said, stressing that “the Korean space age is approaching.”
In turn, the Minister of Science and Technology, Lim Hee Suk, announced, “Today’s launch I left some disappointment, but it is importantBecause it was the first test of a launch vehicle that was independently developed using our own technology.”
According to preliminary information, it appears that the missile is in the final stage turn off 40-50 seconds ahead of time, so the payload did not reach the speed needed to reach its orbit. An investigation was initiated in order to determine the reasons for the early closure. Among the factors that can affect the operation of the missile is Lack of pressure Inside the fuel tank or a Too early Computer control.
Nouri Kan’s launch executed This Thursday from Naro Cosmodrome, located in Goheung County in South Jeolla Province, 473 kilometers south of Seoul. The rocket is powered by six liquid fuels, four of which are in the first stage and one in the second and third stages.
While South Korea previously launched the home-made Naro-1 rocket, the first stage of this shuttle was a modified version of the Russian Angara URM rocket, while the Nuri is the first rocket developed entirely by South Korean aerospace engineers. Since 2010, Seoul has invested nearly $1.8 billion in the project.
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