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space launch vehicle

The Korea Space Launch Vehicle (KSLV) will be the first space launcher of South Korea. It is being built under the authority of the Korea Aerospace Research Institute, the equivalent to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration of the United States.

The KSLV-I launch vehicle is based on the first stage of the Russian Angara rocket and will be built by Russia. The solid-fueled second stage of KSLV-I will be built by South Korea. The launch complex for KSLV will also be built by Russia. It will be capable of launching a satellite weighing 100 kilograms into low orbit. The first launch of KSLV-I is planned for 2008.

KSLV-1

  • Stage 1: Angara UM (Lox/Kerosene Propellant)
  • Stage 2: KSR-1 (Solid Propellant)
  • Payload: 100 kg (LEO)
  • Launch date: delayed2008

KSLV-2

  • Payload: 1,000 kg
  • Original Launch date: 2010
  • Canceled

KSLV-3

  • Stage 1: Angara UM (Lox/Kerosene Propellant)
  • Stage 2: Angara UM (Lox/Kerosene Propellant)
  • Stage 3: KSR-1 (Solid Propellant)
  • Payload: 1,500 kg
  • Launch date: 2017

Related rocket: Angara

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