The Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) has unveiled a locally developed booster engine. The space agency has been preparing for the launch of the Korea Space Launch Vehicle II (KSLV-II), which is scheduled to blast into space in 2021. Currently, the institution is conducting its final engine tests for the KSLV-II. The rocket, also known as Nuli, is Korea’s second carrier rocket and the successor of the KSLV-I. This three-stage rocket will be Korea’s first locally designed and built space vehicle. If successful, it will be used to relocate unmanned satellites into Earth’s orbit as well as other commercial purposes. The test launch of the KSLV-II, which is equipped with a locally made 75-ton engine that uses kerosene and liquid oxygen, is expected to take place on Oct. 25 at the Naro Space Center in Goheung County. Ok Ho-nam, a KARI official in charge of the launch, said, “A successful test launch next month will help the development of the KSLV-II, and researchers will gain confidence in the process.”
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