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SpaceX to Launch Korea Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter in 2020

December 15, 2017 - The Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) selected SpaceX as launching company of Korea Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter (KPLO) to be launched in 2020. The KPLO will be equipped with a total of six payloads, including five domestic development payloads (high-resolution camera, wide-field polarized camera, lunar gamma-ray spectrometer, moon magnetic field detector, and space Internet) and one NASA development payload (shadow camera). And the test lunar orbiter will go into the moon orbit with its own propulsion system after launch, and plan to transmit the high resolution image data and observation data to the earth by going around the Moon polar orbit. The present test lunar orbiter is undergoing the detailed design after completion of the PDR in September 2017. After the completion of the integrated electrical function test, the structural model verification test and the total assembly and testing of the flight model, it will be launched in 2020.

 
 
 
 
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