South Korea soon may develop a family of indigenous space launchers, but it will not be the family that was envisioned six years ago.  The first fully South Korean launcher, the KSLV-II, is about two years from its initial flight; its first relative will probably not be the much larger rocket envisaged in 2013, but rather a smaller one. The KSLV-II itself is likely to be improved in a second version.  An engine upgrade can improve the launcher Its second stage could be the ...

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