The KPLO spacecraft launched into dwelling on SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Dwelling Vitality Base in Florida, USA, at 6:08 am immediately (Hanoi time).
The 2 Falcon 9 rocket ranges separated after 2.5 minutes of launch. After 9 minutes, the primary stage landed exactly on SpaceX’s “Merely Have a look on the Directions” unmanned spacecraft. That is the sixth touchdown of this stage.
The second stage continued to hold the Korea Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter (KPLO) into dwelling, inserting the best associated spacecraft acceptable relevant proper appropriate appropriate correct proper right into a lunar transition orbit 40 after launch. though, KPLO although has a protracted reply to go attributable to the following fuel-efficient flight path. It’s anticipated to know lunar orbit in mid-December. This orbit is spherical and about 100 km from the underside of the Moon.
KPLO, aka Danuri, is accountable to be the first step to protected and guarantee South Korea’s dwelling exploration capabilities, superior primarily based fully on the Korea Aerospace Analysis Institute (KARI), the company answerable for the KPLO mission. This principal step will pave the best methodology by means of which for a robotic moon touchdown in 2030 – an infinite milestone for South Korea if all goes persistently with plan.
The KPLO is value $180 million and is anticipated to orbit the Moon for in any case a 12 months. The ship weighs 678 kg, carrying 6 scientific fashions, together with 5 objects developed by Korea and one instrument of NASA.
The spacecraft helps try the availed should know and uncover the Moon, and does important scientific work. It ought to measure the magnetic pressure on the lunar flooring and thoughtful sources paying homage to ice water, uranium, helium-3, silicon, and aluminum, together with map the terrain to assist choose future touchdown internet pages .
Thu Thao (Observe Dwelling)