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South Korea's first space rocket blasted off Tuesday after a long-delayed launch, but failed to place a satellite into its designated orbit.
Minutes before the scheduled launch time, South Korea postponed the deployment of its first rocket on Wednesday.
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.
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 launch of South Koreaâ€™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.
South Korea plans to send its own satellite into orbit before the end of this month, space officials announced on Tuesday.
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