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    South Korea's KSLV-2 rocket

    South Korea is developing a new rocket KSLV-2.

    http://spaceflight101.com/south-kore...slv-ii-rocket/

    South Korea is proceeding with testing of the country’s most advanced rocket engines for use on the KSLV-2 carrier rocket that is hoped to end South Korea’s reliance on foreign launch vehicles for Low Earth Orbit missions, also opening a door to the commercial launch market in Asia.

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    They have made progress with a test launch of the 1st stage planned for next month.

    http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/busi...20.html?sns=tw

    South Korea plans to conduct the first test flight of its locally developed booster engine at the end of next month, the ICT ministry said Sunday, as part of a long-term effort to produce the Korea Space Launch Vehicle-2 (KSLV-2), a three-stage rocket.

    The single-stage rocket, with a 75-ton thrust engine, developed by the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) is set to be launched between Oct. 25 and Oct. 31 from the Naro Space Center in Goheung, South Jeolla Province, the Ministry of Science and ICT said.
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    After going quiet, we have news KSLV-2 will launch in October this year.

    https://koreajoongangdaily.joins.com...111100671.html

    The Changwon, South Gyeongsang-based unit is in the process of developing an engine for liquid-propellant rockets for the Korea Space Launch Vehicle-II (KSLV-2), also known as Nuri-ho, which is expected to launch in October, this year.

    Boasting four 75-ton liquid engines in its first-stage booster, the three-stage rocket is designed to carry a 1.5-ton satellite into low orbit.

    Unlike its predecessor the KSLV-I rocket that borrowed Russian technology, the KSLV-2 is billed as being made of components and systems developed in Korea.
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    KSLV-2 rocket development to get 30% of this year's budget.

    https://spacenews.com/south-korea-to...jects-in-2021/

    Nearly 30 percent of the budget, or 189.7 billion won, will go to the launch of the nation’s first domestically developed rocket KSLV-2, nicknamed Nuri. South Korea plans to launch the new 200-ton KSLV-2 with a mock payload in October at Naro Space Center in Goheung, while a second launch, carrying a real satellite, is slated for May 2022 from the same launch site.

    While the country sent its 140-ton KSLV-1 rocket into space in 2013 after two failed attempts, the first-stage, main rocket on that launch vehicle was built using Russian technologies. But the KSLV-2 relies entirely on homegrown technologies. Boasting four 75-ton liquid engines in its first-stage booster, the three-stage rocket is meant to carry a 1.5-ton satellite into low Earth orbit. The second stage has a single 75-ton engine and the third stage has a seven-ton engine.

    A second round of combustion tests on the KSLV-2’s first stage engines were conducted Feb. 25. The Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) said the test lasted 101 seconds and revealed no apparent problems with the engines’ durability. The engines passed a 30-second first test in January and will go through the last 130-second test in March. If the final test is successful, South Korea will remain on track for the rocket’s October demonstration launch.
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