S.Korea’s second space rocket launch successfully puts satellites in orbit

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By Josh Smith and Hyonhee Shin SEOUL (Reuters) -South Korea’s second test launch of its domestically produced Nuri rocket successfully placed several satellites in orbit on Tuesday, officials said, taking a major step in efforts to jumpstart its space programme after a first test failed last year. The rocket lifted off from Naro Space Center on the southern coast of South Korea at 4 p.m. (0700 GMT). A 162.5-kg (358 lb)satellite designed to verify the rocket’s performance successfully made contact with a base station in Antarctica after entering orbit, officials said. The rocket also successful…

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