S. Korea's first homegrown space rocket, Nuri, gets greenlight to launch in Oct.
Updated: 2021-08-13 13:39:11 KST
South Korea's space council has has approved a launch date for the country's first space rocket developed entirely domestically the Nuri.
This comes after more than a decade and 1.8 billion U.S. dollars in funding.
Weather permitting, launch date is October 21st.
First, the rocket must pass a final stage of examinations, including a so-called "wet dress rehearsal" later this month where the liquid propellant components are loaded into the rocket.