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KSLV-2 reaches orbit on second launch
Posted: Sat, Jun 25, 2022, 12:22 PM ET (1622 GMT)
South Korea successfully launched its KSLV-2 rocket Tuesday. The rocket lifted off from the Naro Space Center at 3 am EDT (0700 GMT) and reached its target altitude of 700 kilometers. It deployed a performance test satellite that will later deploy four cubesats. The launch was the second for the KSLV-2, also known as Nuri, after its inaugural launch last October failed when its upper stage shut down prematurely. South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol said that the successful launch of the indigenously-developed rocket opened a "path to space" for the country.
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