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(READ): South Korea’s £245m Satellite ‘Burns Up’…

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Source: Sky News

The nation had invested more than 500 billion won (£245.3m) into the failed project.

But Seoul has vowed to press on with its drive to become a space technology leader, despite the setback caused by defective fairing covering the satellite.

South Korea’s technology ministry said one of the two aerodynamic fairings covering the rocket’s tip failed to fall away, after opening in preparation for the satellite’s release.


It fell to Earth and was probably destroyed as it re-entered the atmosphere.

Deputy science minister Kim Jung-Hyun 


The extra weight prevented the rocket from achieving enough thrust to place the satellite in orbit.

Written by dnnnewshound

August 26, 2009 at 8:05 pm

Posted in Asia, Countries, Space

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