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Offline jebbo

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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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Re: South Korean lunar orbiter and lander
« Reply #47 on: 02/23/2018 08:52 am »
http://koreajoongangdaily.joins.com/news/article/article.aspx?aid=2981096
Govít boosts its goals for space

Korea plans to launch an exploratory lunar probe aboard its own launch vehicle by June 2020 and later embark on missions to Mars and asteroids by 2040, the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning announced yesterday.

This video shows KARI's vision for 2040: they envision the construction of space hotels using the three-core KSLV-IV (along with a sci-fi SSTO and the usual futuristic idea of flying cars). They also plan to launch rockets from an oceangoing platform like Sea Launch.

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Re: South Korean lunar orbiter and lander
« Reply #48 on: 02/24/2018 02:26 am »
Some captures. KSLV-III and KSLV-IV have similar performance to Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy.
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Re: South Korean lunar orbiter and lander
« Reply #49 on: 01/16/2019 01:11 am »
A good pdf about this mission:

https://www.hou.usra.edu/meetings/leag2017/presentations/tuesday/ju.pdf

Only one more years, for the launch of this mission, and we don't have more news about her progress...
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Re: South Korean lunar orbiter and lander
« Reply #50 on: 01/27/2022 10:40 am »
September 2021 update:
Thanks to NASA help: South Koreaís first lunar orbiter should finally start in 2022

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South Koreaís lunar orbiter is almost ready and should finally start in a year, thanks in part to the help of the US space agency NASA. The South Korean Ministry of Science announced this on Monday, reports the Korea Times, among others. After a precision camera from the USA had been connected to the device, the lunar probe should be ready in October. This will be followed by extensive tests before the Korea Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter (KPLO) is then launched in August 2022 with a SpaceX rocket. The orbiter should then explore the moon for at least a year.

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Re: South Korean lunar orbiter and lander
« Reply #51 on: 02/06/2022 08:44 pm »
This spacecraft is discussed elsewhere in this forum:
https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=55019.0

 

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