[Global Times Comprehensive Report] Yonhap News Agency said on the 20th that South Korea’s Ministry of Science, Technology, Information and Communication stated that the launch vehicle "World" independently developed by South Korea has been erected on the second launch pad at the Raro Space Center in Gwangjang County, Jeollanam-do. Preparations for launch are nearing completion. According to reports, the "World" is initially planned to launch at 4 pm local time on the 21st.
According to reports, the "Luo Lao" rocket previously launched by South Korea is a rocket engine manufactured with the help of Russian technology, while the "World" is claimed to be a new type of rocket independently developed by South Korea. It uses a three-level structure, with a total length of 47.2 meters and a weight of about 200 tons. The first stage consists of four 75-ton liquid rocket engines, the second stage consists of a 75-ton engine, and the third stage consists of a 7-ton engine. It can send a 1.5-ton artificial satellite into low-Earth orbit of 600-800 kilometers. South Korea claims that if the launch is successful, South Korea will become the seventh country or organization in the world to master the independent launch of satellites.
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