A 10,000-km range would qualify for an ICBM.Is there something brewing up in Seoul we should know about?Or is it just this start-up emerging from the woods?http://koreabizwire.com/s-korean-startup-to-construct-offshore-rocket-launch-platform-in-jeju/247986
A 10,000-km range would qualify for an ICBM.<snip>
This rocket will have 4 stages in total, of which 3 upper stages were tested until last year. This year they will launch the full scale model afaik. Full launcher also features 8 boosters, as shown in the image below. It is an ADD program with Hanwha as primary contractor.Two launches are planned for 2025 and 2026. Improved model with 1000kg payload to 500km SSO capacity will be launched in 2026 and 2027. I'm not sure if this "improved launcher" is the version with the 8 boosters.
Back on the last launch in December 2022 they were planning a 4 stage sub-orbital launch in 2023:
https://m.blog.naver.com/PostView.naver?blogId=snaileyes_elecket&logNo=223270294433&navType=by고체발사체 상단에 탑재된 페이로드는 과거 S-STEP으로 불리던 초소형SAR위성이며 이번 발사를 통해 그 작동성을 검증하게 된다.
Whatever this is, it seems it has been delayed to next week.https://twitter.com/kampfwagen_i/status/1729739427377819938
It is said that the launch delay was due to bad weather and other reasons.
The space launch vehicle was launched from a barge floating in waters about 4 kilometers south of Jeju Island at 2 p.m. and placed a small Earth observation satellite into orbit at an altitude of about 650 km, the ministry said.
On board cameras: