SpaceX launches South Korea's first ever moon mission
Yesterday, SpaceX launched South Korea’s first-ever deep-space mission on a Falcon 9 rocket.
The Korea Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter (KPLO), otherwise called Danuri, is the first step toward a planned robotic moon landing by 2030.
As per the , the Danuri will:
[KPLO] will be the first step for ensuring and verifying [South Korea’s] capability of space exploration. Lunar exploration will enhance the space technologies of Korea, increase the value of Korea and stimulate pride [in] Korean[s].
The Danuri aboard the Falcon 9 launched from Florida’s Cape Canaveral Space Force Station last night.
As per Korean officials, the Danuri orbiter will arrive in its Moon’s orbit in mid-December.
The planned orbit …
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