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Delayed launch of space rocket-Chosun Ilbo: Daily news from South Korea

The second launch of the Nuri space rocket, scheduled for Thursday, was postponed due to a discovery of a problem with the oxidant tank sensor.

The Korea Aerospace Research Institute said Wednesday that Nuri was unloaded from the launch pad. The launch was originally scheduled for Wednesday, but was postponed due to bad weather.

This problem was discovered with a sensor that measures the level of oxidizer in the fuel tank. “When we discovered the problem at around 2:15 pm, the staff tried to pinpoint the cause of the sensor error on site, but it was difficult to pinpoint the cause while the rocket was upright,” KARI said. Goh Jung-Hwan said. When asked when the next release date would be, he said, “It’s hard to say.”

Korea’s first home-made space rocket Nuri will be unloaded on Wednesday from the launch pad of the Naro Space Center in Goheung-gun, Jeollanam-do. / Yonhap News

The first launch in October last year failed as the third stage booster burned out faster than expected as a result of the loosening of the device holding the helium tank inside the oxidant tank. KARI fixed the problem by changing the design of the oxidizer tank.

KARI plans to launch four more Nuri by 2027.

https://english.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2022/06/16/2022061601399.html Delayed launch of space rocket-Chosun Ilbo: Daily news from South Korea

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