South Korea has carried out the first launch of a launch vehicle of its own production, according to Yonhap. The Nuri rocket launched into space from the Naro cosmodrome in Kokhyn.
“South Korea has launched its first in-house developed space launch vehicle,” the agency writes.
The three-stage launch vehicle is capable of launching a payload of 1.5 tons into orbit. South Korea spent about $ 1.8 billion on the development of Nuri.
South Korea has been developing Nuri for over ten years. Previous missile launches in 2009 and 2010 have failed. In 2013, South Korea successfully launched its first ever Naro space rocket, but its first stage was built in Russia.