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Re: South Korean lunar orbiter and lander
« Reply #20 on: 11/28/2013 04:25 AM »
What is the source of that 75 ton thrust figure?
It appears in the arirang report linked above by Prober (note that story is from April, so it pre-dates the current moon rumor)
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The KSLV-2 will use four, 75-ton engines whereas the Naro had just one engine that weighed 30-tons.
Regardless of whether they really meant mass or thrust for the 30 tons, I don't see how you get 30 tons out of any of the Naro 1 specs...

I thought for a second they might have been talking about scaling up the second stage engine, but in that case 30 tons would be far too high.

Given the above and the vagaries of translation "identical" could also mean a lot of different things other than an exact copy: Same propellants, same combustion cycle, equal ISP...

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The 75 ton figure appears here http://www.kslv.or.kr/kslv2/kslv_biz.asp?mn=1

google translate will get you .... something ;)
yes, I believe your on to something to clarify.    Only new problem is that the translation also says 2 of the stages each @ 75 ton figure.   
 
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Re: South Korean lunar orbiter and lander
« Reply #21 on: 11/29/2013 02:49 PM »
Korean Government Aiming to Launch Its Own Space Vehicles by 2020

http://www.astrowatch.net/2013/11/korean-government-aiming-to-launch-its.html

 Korea plans to develop a space vehicle on its own and launch it during the first half of 2020, and send up a lunar orbiter and a lunar lander for itself before the end of the same year. In the longer term, it is planning to explore Mars, asteroids, and deep space to join the ranks of space industry powerhouses. The Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning held the sixth National Space Committee meeting on November 26 and finalized its three major plans for space development – the Long-term Plan for Space Development, the Space Technology Industrialization Strategy, and the Modified KSLV Development Plan.

At the meeting, the government decided to hasten the development of the Korean Space Launch Vehicle (KSLV) by 15 months to complete it by June 2020. The purpose of the development of the KSLV, which stared in March 2010, is to put a 1.5 ton application satellite into low earth orbit at an altitude of 600 to 800 km. According to the new plan, the government is going to launch a test vehicle in December 2017, one year ahead of schedule, and then launch completed three-stage vehicles in December 2019 and June 2020. The government will also send up the lunar orbiter and lunar lander on the vehicles before the end of 2020, if the KSLV development turns out to be successful. All of the processes are to fulfill President Park Geun-hye’s promise to explore the moon on or before 2020.

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Re: South Korean lunar orbiter and lander
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Re: South Korean lunar orbiter and lander
« Reply #23 on: 02/17/2015 09:20 PM »
Some news:

http://english.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2015/02/17/2015021701757.html

Korea Unveils Moon Rover


The Korea Institute of Science and Technology on Monday unveiled an unmanned rover that can search for rare minerals and metals on the moon's surface.

The rover will be sent to the moon on a Korean-made rocket in 2020 to conduct a mission similar to NASA's Curiosity Mars rover.

The rover is 50 cm wide, 70 cm long and 25 cm high, and weighs 20 kg, much lighter than China's 120 kg Jade Rabbit rover sent to the moon in 2013.
« Last Edit: 02/17/2015 09:24 PM by Blackstar »

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Re: South Korean lunar orbiter and lander
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Re: South Korean lunar orbiter and lander
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Re: South Korean lunar orbiter and lander
« Reply #26 on: 04/20/2016 07:05 AM »
Gov't Introduces Equipment of Nation's 1st Lunar Orbiter

http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?lang=e&id=Sc&No=118433&current_page=
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The orbiter will carry three pieces of equipment, including a wide-field polaroid camera, a device that measures the moon’s magnetic field and a gamma-ray spectrometer.
They are sending a Polaroid camera ? :)
I think we had bit more detail in the other thread.
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Re: South Korean lunar orbiter and lander
« Reply #27 on: 05/13/2016 03:21 AM »
http://sservi.nasa.gov/articles/south-korea-selects-payload-for-moon-probe/

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South Korea’s first lunar space probe will launch in 2018 carrying a suite of instruments including a pantoscopic polarizing camera, a gammaray spectrometer, and a device to measure the Moon’s magnetic field. The spacecraft will circle in a polar orbit 100km above the Moon for more than a year, researching geographical features of the moon and its surrounding environment, and exploring the lunar surface for potential resources.

No Polaroids
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Re: South Korean lunar orbiter and lander
« Reply #28 on: 08/29/2016 06:46 PM »
 NASA has published an announcement of opportunity for instruments on the 2018 orbiter.

https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=a50e070404067b481e371726dab25130&tab=core&tabmode=list&=

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Re: South Korean lunar orbiter and lander
« Reply #29 on: 08/30/2016 07:43 AM »
Gov't Introduces Equipment of Nation's 1st Lunar Orbiter

http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?lang=e&id=Sc&No=118433&current_page=
Something got lost in translation

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The orbiter will carry three pieces of equipment, including a wide-field polaroid camera, a device that measures the moon’s magnetic field and a gamma-ray spectrometer.
They are sending a Polaroid camera ? :)
I think we had bit more detail in the other thread.

a polarising camera =/= polaroid camera
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Re: South Korean lunar orbiter and lander
« Reply #30 on: 08/30/2016 11:12 AM »
NASA has published an announcement of opportunity for instruments on the 2018 orbiter.

https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=a50e070404067b481e371726dab25130&tab=core&tabmode=list&=

This thing is really flying in 2018? I don't see any significant hardware being built or a ride being booked yet. And how on Earth can it still receive new instruments and test it AND integrate it in less than 2 years time?
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Re: South Korean lunar orbiter and lander
« Reply #31 on: 09/14/2016 05:22 PM »
NASA Seeks Science Instruments to Sponsor on Korean Space Agency Lunar Orbiter

http://www.nasa.gov/feature/kplo-ao

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