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October 30, 2008 Vol. 1, Issue 10


As it readies the first Korea Space Launch Vehicle (KSLV-1) for flight, South Korea aims to become the ninth country to launch its own satellite within its borders.

To develop the vehicle, Korea Aeronautics Research Institute (KARI) has partnered with Russia’s Khrunichev Center, which has produced the first stage of the KSLV-1. South Korea and Russia signed a space exploration partnership in 2004.

KSLV-1 is slated for launch in 2009. An earlier launch date of December 2008 has been postponed.

Read more about KSLV-1.

Learn more about the space technology cooperative agreement between South Korea and Russia.

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