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So. Korean Rocket Ready for 3rd Launch Attempt

Jan. 28, 2013

South Korea was preparing Monday for its third attempt to launch a rocket into space.

It was due to be fuelled and tested before blasting off Wednesday, weather permitting, the Korea Aerospace Research Institute was quoted as saying by Yonhap News Agency.

If successful, the launch of the Russian-built KSLV-1 would make South Korea the 13th nation to put a rocket into space from its own territory, after attempts in 2009 and 2010 failed.

The country's 10 orbiting satellites were launched from abroad with foreign rockets.

Source: Copyright 2013 dpa Deutsche Presse-Agentur GmbH

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