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January 30, 2013
S. Korea launches third bid to join global space club
Seoul (AFP) Jan 30, 2013
South Korea launched a rocket Wednesday in its third bid to put a satellite in orbit - a high-stakes challenge to national pride after rival North Korea succeeded in the same mission last month. A positive outcome after successive failures in 2009 and 2010 is critical to ensuring the future of South Korea's launch programme and realising its ambition of full membership of the elite global space club. The 140-tonne Korea Space Launch Vehicle (KSLV-I) blasted off at 4:00 pm (0700 GMT) from the Na ... read more
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