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2009-08-25 11:58:47

South Korea's first space rocket blasted off Tuesday after a long-delayed launch, but failed to place a satellite into its designated orbit, AFP reported. The Korea Space Launch Vehicle-1 lifted off from the Naro Space Center at 5:00 pm (0800 GMT). The payload separated from the second-stage booster about eight minutes after lift-off but did not enter its targeted orbit. Science and technology minister Ahn Byong-Man said the South Korean-built 220-pound scientific research satellite that was...

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2009-08-19 10:30:00

Minutes before the scheduled launch time, South Korea postponed the deployment of its first rocket on Wednesday. At 4:52 pm (0752 GMT) "“ just 8 minutes before scheduled liftoff "“ mission managers canceled the launch of the Korea Space Launch Vehicle, intended to carry a satellite into orbit. Shortly after the canceled launch, mission controllers began dumping fuel at the Naro Space Center. They said they hope to get another launch attempt in coming days. "There was a problem in...

2009-08-04 16:00:13

Cho Oh-ryun, a stellar South Korean swimmer nicknamed the Asian Seal, died of a heart attack Tuesday, hospital officials said. He was 56. Cho was found lying on the floor by his wife, Lee Seong-ran, at his home in Haenam, the Yonhap news agency reported. He was taken to Haenam General Hospital but officials said efforts to save him failed. Cho won four golds in the 400-meter and 1,500-meter freestyle events at the 1970 and 1974 Asian Games. In 1980, the year he was awarded the Cheongryong...

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2009-08-02 06:11:17

South Korea will launch its first space rocket from its territory on August 11, following repeated delays due to technical problems, officials reported on Saturday. The country's Ministry of Education, Science and Technology said South Korea set the new launch date after talks with Russia, a co-builder of the rocket. "Both sides have set August 11 for blast-off," said Kim Hong-Gab, a spokesman for the ministry-affiliated Korea Aerospace Research Institute, during an interview with the AFP...

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2009-07-17 14:00:16

The launch of South Korea's first space rocket intended for July 30 is likely to be postponed to add more time for testing, according to a spokesman for the Korea Aerospace Research Institute. Spokesman Kim Hong-Gab told AFP on Friday that the launch would be delayed beyond the intended date due to demands from Russian partners for further testing. The announcement marks the third time South Korea has put off the first satellite launch from within its own territory using its own launch...

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2009-07-14 14:48:03

South Korea plans to send its own satellite into orbit before the end of this month, space officials announced on Tuesday. "It will mark the first time that South Korea will launch a satellite from its own territory, using its own launch vehicle," Park Jeong-Joo, director of the Korea Aerospace Research Institute, told reporters on Tuesday. Park said the launch vehicle, which was developed for $388 million with Russian officials, would carry the 220-pound satellite into low earth orbit on...


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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.