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Re: South Korean lunar orbiter and lander
« Reply #40 on: 12/07/2017 04:09 PM »
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South Korea's first lunar mission, Korea Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter (KPLO), planned for 2020 https://t.co/uk0yqOqoG0 https://t.co/g6iYfdZJHg

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Re: South Korean lunar orbiter and lander
« Reply #41 on: 12/20/2017 06:18 AM »
http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/tech/2017/12/325_241178.html

Musk's SpaceX rocket to launch Korea's lunar experimental orbiter
Wed, December 20, 2017

The state-run Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) has selected SpaceX's Falcon 9 transporter rocket to launch its experimental lunar satellite by 2020, the researcher said Tuesday.

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Re: South Korean lunar orbiter and lander
« Reply #42 on: 12/21/2017 06:36 AM »
Interesting that south korea would choose to use a foreign launch vehicle over their own KSLV-2 vehicle. I wonder why? 

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Re: South Korean lunar orbiter and lander
« Reply #43 on: 12/21/2017 01:52 PM »
Interesting that south korea would choose to use a foreign launch vehicle over their own KSLV-2 vehicle. I wonder why? 

cost or schedule or risk level?
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Re: South Korean lunar orbiter and lander
« Reply #44 on: 12/21/2017 02:14 PM »
Interesting that south korea would choose to use a foreign launch vehicle over their own KSLV-2 vehicle. I wonder why? 

cost or schedule or risk level?

KSLV-2 is not scheduled to fly until 2021, also it is quoted as 1500Kg to a 600-800 KM orbit, I believe that the lunar probe is @550Kg, so might be a tad heavy for a TLI using an KSLV-2. The Wiki entry does say that it is planned to use it for the Lunar mission, but the time scale and capability seems wrong.

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Re: South Korean lunar orbiter and lander
« Reply #45 on: 12/21/2017 02:57 PM »
There maybe some confusion here.  KARI is planning two Lunar missions, KPLO and an Orbiter/Lander combo.

The 2020 mission is the KPLO - this appears to be the mission being launched on a Falcon 9.

The mission to be launched on a KSLV is the orbiter and lander combo.

IMNSHO this thread has got the two missions intertwined somewhat.

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Re: South Korean lunar orbiter and lander
« Reply #46 on: 12/21/2017 05:36 PM »
That is correct!  We have not heard very much about the lander yet, though some very early work on site selection procedures is being mentioned here and there.

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