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S. Korean satellite launch delayed again due to weather conditions

All News 17:52 December 02, 2018

SEOUL, Dec. 2 (Yonhap) -- South Korea said Sunday the launch of its new satellite has been delayed again due to poor weather conditions.

The Next Sat-1 will be launched at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California around 10:32 a.m. (U.S. time) on Tuesday, according to the Ministry of Science and ICT.

The 107-kilogram satellite was originally planned to be put into orbit last month, but its launch has been postponed multiple times due to the inspection of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket and weather issues.

South Korea currently operates four satellites for weather and Earth observation.

This photo, provided by the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology on Nov. 11, 2018, shows a small satellite planned to be launched on the Falcon 9 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Dec. 4. (Yonhap)


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