Seoul Launches Naro Rocket

30 Jan

naro_launch0113We now live in a world where there’s a North Korean and a South Korean rocket. Forgive me if I don’t join in for some rocket jacks.

The Korea Aerospace Research Institute is leading the project, in collaboration with over 150 South Korean companies, including Korean Air Lines Co. (003490), Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. and Doosan Infracore Co., the agency said on its website.

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (7011) and Japan’s space agency successfully launched two information-gathering satellites on Jan. 27, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency said in a statement. The U.S. on the same day tested a three-stage ground- based missile interceptor, the Missile Defense Agency said in an e-mailed statement.

So, let’s dim the lights…

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