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KSLV


South-Korea's first launch vehicle, lead by KARI.

The KSLV-1 is designed with the same structural elements as in an Angara first stage, including its rocket engine. Its RD-151 rocket engine, developed by Russia's NPO Energomash, is basically a derivative of the RD-191M engine that will be used for the Angara 1.1, the first rocket in the Angara family. The second stage and payload were designed and built in South Korea.
It has a mass of 140 tons, stands 33 meters tall and has a diameter of 3 meters.

KSLV launches


# Launch id Payload Launch Date Site Type Status/Comment (orbit in perigee x apogee x inclination x period)
1 FTO Stsat 2 25 Aug 2009 at 08:00 UT 1 Failure: part of the fairing stayed attached (because of the fairing cover), which prevented the correct orbit to be reached.
2 FTO Stsat 2B 10 Jun 2010 at 08:01 UT 1 Failure: a series of explosions occured after 137 seconds (1st stage was not at fault)
3 13003 Stsat 2C 30 Jan 2013 at 07:00 UT 1 292 x 1511 km x 80.3°
Notes: N: Naro on Oenaro Island

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