Tuesday, November 27, 2007

[Korea.net News, Science /Tech, November 20 2007] Korea aims to develop two-stage lunar rocket by 2017

Korea plans to develop a powerful two-stage rocket that can send a satellite to the moon by 2017, the government said Tuesday (Nov. 20).

The road map calls for the building and testing of the 300-ton Korea Space Launch Vehicle-1 (KSLV-II) booster rocket so the country can launch its first lunar exploration satellite in 2020, the Ministry of Science and Technology said.

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