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South Korea will launch an orbital mission to the moon




The spacecraft will collect data on the lunar surface for a year to support the Artemis program.

South Korea is building its first lunar exploration spacecraft, which will be launched in August 2022. It was reported by Yonhap, citing the country's Ministry of Science and Information and Communications Technology, on Monday, August 30.

The orbiter will carry a high-precision camera developed by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). It will collect data on the lunar surface for a year to support the U.S.-led Artemis program.

Already in October, South Korea will launch its first domestic space rocket with a simulated payload.

Recall that in June South Korea unveiled a model of its first domestically-made Nuri space rocket. Work on the rocket began in 2010. Now are the final test procedures before the launch. The 200-tonne rocket will be able to transport a 1.5-tonne satellite.



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