The KPLO spacecraft launched into residence 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 spaceship associated proper right correct proper right into a lunar transition orbit 40 after launch. though, KPLO although has a protracted reply to go attributable to the next 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 for be the first step to protected and guarantee South Korea’s superior superior superior dwelling capabilities, superior superior superior superior superior primarily based solely on the Korea Analysis Institute (KARI), the answerable the KPLO mission. This principal step will pave the best methodology via 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 attempt the availed ought to know and uncover the Moon, and does obligatory scientific work. It should measure the magnetic stress 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 web pages .
Thu Thao (Observe Dwelling)