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WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has been awarded a contract from the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) to provide space
South Korean's space agency planned on launching a satellite from its own soil today, but said it will be delaying the attempt due to a gas leak.
South Koreaâ€™s space agency has joined its international counterparts in putting satellite data at the disposal of rescue authorities following major disasters such as earthquakes and tsunamis.
A South Korean rocket exploded on Thursday less than three minutes after lift-off, offering another blow to the country's dreams of becoming a big player in the Asian space race.
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.
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.
South Korea has finished working on its first space center which will allow for the nationâ€™s first-ever satellite launch.
- Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.