South Korea Successfully Launches Satellite Using Its Own Rocket

 South Korea is another step forward when it enters the exclusive club of countries capable of launching satellites into orbit using completely self-made rockets. The Nuri rocket – which means world in Korean – launched a 162 kilogram performance measuring satellite into orbit as high as 700 km from the earth's surface.

With the satellite now successfully arriving into orbit, South Korea is the 10th country to successfully do so with a fully locally made rocket. Prior to this in 2013 South Korea entered the club of nations capable of launching its own satellite with part of a rocket using Russian-designed components. This opened the door for South Korea to launch more satellites without outside help.

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