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2009-01-14 07:30:00

On Tuesday, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries of Japan said it hopes to gain more orders for its H-2A rocket after sealing its first foreign customer deal with South Korea. The company seeks to compete with European Arianespace, and Sea Launch, a division of Boeing. Prior to the deal with Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI), Mitsubishi Heavy had only secured business within Japanese borders. "With this order as a start, we hope to receive more satellite launch orders," said a Mitsubishi...

2008-09-30 21:00:12

MOSCOW. Sept 30 (Interfax-AVN) - South Korea has yet to decide on the date of the launching its second astronaut to space with Russia's assistance, South Korean President Lee Myung-bak told journalists on Tuesday. "We will continue to contact with Russia on the launch of our second astronaut into space," Lee said, noting that it has yet to be decided when an astronaut will be launched. "We are not discussing this issue today," head of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) Anatoly...

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2008-04-08 09:40:00

At 5:16 pm (11:16 am GMT) on Tuesday, the first Korean was launched into space on a Russian Soyuz TMA-12 spaceship. The launch took place at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the world's oldest space launch pad. This mission, the 17th International Space Station venture, is comprised of three cosmonauts: Commander Sergei Volkov, Flight Engineer Oleg Kononenko, and Yi So-yeon, the nanotechnology engineer from South Korea. The 29-year-old woman was scheduled as the backup astronaut for the...

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2008-03-10 09:03:47

South Korea said Monday a female engineer would become the country's first person in space by going aboard a Russian spacecraft, after Moscow rejected Seoul's first choice because he violated reading rules during training. The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology said at a news conference that Yi So-yeon will replace Ko San as the country's choice to fly on a Russian Soyuz capsule to the International Space Station in early April. South Korea originally named Ko as its candidate in...


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