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MSIT to take a step closer to a space superpower with the next-generation space launch vehicle


The Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT) announced that it has launched a preliminary feasibility study for the next-generation space launch vehicle, a successor to the Nuri rocket, with the plan to invest 1.93 trillion won (USD $1.53 billion) for nine years from 2023 to 2031.

This project will be conducted by Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) jointly with a private enterprise from the initial phase to the final launch, which helps South Korea to acquire independent ability to develop a powerful launch vehicle.

MSIT is targeting to send a lunar landing module to the moon using the next-generation space launch vehicle to verify the vehicle’s capacity and the following first official mission, sending the actual lunar lander, is expected in 2031.

For further information, please contact Spokesperson for foreign media Kim Heehyun (E-mail:, 82-44-202-4027) of the Ministry of Science and ICT.

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