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South Korea launches its first homegrown space rocket

 

  • South Korea has launched its first homegrown rocket, stepping up the country's ambitions in space. 
  • The Korean Satellite Launch Vehicle II, known as Nuri, took off from Goheung, about 500km south of Seoul.
  • President Moon Jae-in said the vehicle completed its full flight sequence but failed in its goal of putting a dummy satellite in orbit. Such launches are essential for a space programme but could potentially also have military applications.