Naro-1 (KSLV-1) [KARI]
The Naro-1 (also known as KSLV-1) was 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 South 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 the completely South Korean built Nuri (KSLV-2) launch vehicle.
|Version||Stage 1||Stage 2|
|Naro-1 (KSLV-1)||URM-1 / RD-151||South Korean solid fuel stage|
Nr TypeNr Vehicle Serial Date LS Suc Payload
1 1 Naro-1 25.08.2009 Na LP-1 F STSAT 2A 2 2 Naro-1 10.06.2010 Na LP-1 F STSAT 2B 3 3 Naro-1 30.01.2013 Na LP-1 STSAT 2C Launch sites: Na = Naro Space Center, Goheung County, South Jeolla, South Korea Failures: 1: Payload fairing failed to seperate properly 2: Loss of signal after 137 sec, possibly exploded