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First Moon mission

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05.08.2022

Danuri launch ushers in new era of space exploration for Korea

Korea launched "Danuri," its first mission to the Moon, from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida, the United States, Thursday. The mission, also known as Korea Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter (KPLO), succeeded in making the first communication with a ground station at 9:40 a.m., one hour after the launch, via antennas installed in Canberra, Australia, the Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT) announced Friday.

Danuri lifted off on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on a ballistic lunar trajectory. It is set to arrive at the Moon by mid-December and carry out diverse lunar explorations for one year. Equipped with state-of-the-art scientific instruments, it will conduct missions such as Moon mapping, resources explorations........

© The Korea Times


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