South Korea has called off the launch of its first domestically produced space vehicle, the Korea Space Launch Vehicle-1 (KSLV-1), due to a suspected problem with fuel pressure.

The launch of the space vehicle was scheduled to happen on 19 August from the Naro Space Center.

South Korea has invested $419m since 2002 to produce the 108ft rocket, with first stage containing the liquid-fuel propulsion system built by Russia’s Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center and the second stage built by local engineers.

South Korea has already put ten satellites into orbit using launch vehicles from other countries, the BBC reports.