Launch of Korea's homegrown carrier rocket delayed due to weather
The launch of Korea's homegrown carrier rocket, originally slated for Wednesday, was delayed a day due to strong winds.
Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) said Tuesday that the launch of Korea Space Launch Vehicle-II(KSLV-II), also known as Nuri-ho, was postponed due to strong wind at the Naro Space Center in Goheung County in South Jeolla, and resulting safety concerns of the technical staff at the launch site.
The date may change depending on weather conditions, said KARI. KARI designated a week from June 16 to 23 for alternative launch dates.
The KSLV-II was to be transported to the pad today and erected in a vertical position if not for the weather conditions.
BY SHIN HA-NEE [firstname.lastname@example.org]