Korea set to launch space rocket on Nov. 29

Korea plans to launch the Korea Space Launch Vehicle-1 (KSLV-1) next week in its third attempt to send a rocket into space from its own soil, a government committee said Thursday. “Nov. 29 has been set as the candidate launch date,” the Naro Launch Preparation Committee said in a released statement. “The possible time of the launch will be between 4 and 6:55 p.m. with the actual time to be decided on the launch date.”

It said, however, that both the date and time were still tentative as bad weather conditions and many other issues could further delay the planned launch.

Seoul originally sought to launch the KSLV-1, also known as Naro-1, on Oct. 26 but a broken rubber seal in a connector or adapter between the rocket and its launch pad forced it to reschedule its third attempt to put a rocket into space. The first two attempts, in August 2009 and June 2010, both ended in failure.

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