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Naro-1 (KSLV-1)

Naro-1 (KSLV-1) [KARI]

The Naro-1 (also known as KSLV-1) is the first South Korean orbital launch vehicle. It consistes of a russian built first stage, which is mostly identical to the URM-1 first stage of the Angara rocket, but using a downrated RD-151 instead of the RD-191 engine. The second stage is a korean developed small solid fuel kick motor with 3-axis control. This combination is only capable to launch very benign microsatellites and will be replaced after three launches by a completely South Korean built launch vehicle.

Version Stage 1 Stage 2
Naro-1 (KSLV-1) URM-1 / RD-151 South Korean solid fuel stage
Performance (kg) LEO LPEO SSO GTO GEO MolO IP
Naro-1 - - - -
Nr  TypeNr     Vehicle  Serial   Date        LS       Suc   Payload     

 1     1       Naro-1            25.08.2009  Na       F     STSAT 2A
 2     2       Naro-1            10.06.2010  Na       F     STSAT 2B
 3     3       Naro-1            30.01.2013  Na             STSAT 2C
Launch sites:

Na  = Naro Space Center, Goheung County, South Jeolla, South Korea South Korea


1: Payload fairing failed to seperate properly
2: Loss of signal after 137 sec, possibly exploded