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S. Korea's Launch of Space Rocket To Be Further Delayed: Officials

South Korea's Naro rocket during a 2010 launch attempt. Credit: AFP photo

SEOUL — South Korea's planned launch of a space rocket will likely be further delayed, government officials said Wednesday, as the Russian replacement for a defective part in the Korea Space Launch Vehicle-1 (KSLV-1) is not expected to arrive here until the end of the week.

The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology and its Launch Preparation Committee earlier said the launch of the KSLV-1 would take place before Nov. 24.

The replacement of the defective part, however, will likely arrive here on Saturday, ministry officials said. It will take two to three days to replace and test the new part with preparations for the actual launch expected to take up to another seven days.

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