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Meet Naro: South Korea's First Rocket in Photos

Testing Stage 1 of South Korea launcher

Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center

Testing Stage 1 of KSLV -1 launcher at Khrunichev, July 2012. The window for the third attempt to launch will open on Jan. 30, 2013. The second attempt to launch failed in June 2010, as did the first try in August 2009.

Naro Rocket's 2010 Launch

Krunichev

South Korea readies its new Naro 1 rocket for a June 10, 2010 launch that ended with an apparent explosion just minutes after liftoff.

Korea Space Launch Vehicle -1 (KSLV-1) Rollout

Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center

The Korea Space Launch Vehicle -1 (KSLV-1), carrying South Korea's STSAT-2 satellite, rolled out at the Naro Space Center for a launch at 5 p.m. local time, August 25, 2009. The vehicle failed to perform as expected and did not place the satellite in orbit.

KSLV-1 Rocket on Launch Pad

Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center

The Korea Space Launch Vehicle -1 (KSLV-1), carrying South Korea's STSAT-2 satellite, stood on the launch pad at the Naro Space Center for a launch at 5 p.m. local time, August 25, 2009. The vehicle failed to perform as expected and did not place the satellite in orbit.

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