South Korea is ready to launch its first lunar mission

The launch of South Korea’s first lunar mission is only a week away.

The Korea Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter, or KPLO for short, is set to launch atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket next Tuesday (August 2). The mission is seen as the first step in South Korea’s ambitious deep-space program, which also includes a robotic landing on the moon by 2030 and an asteroid sample return mission.

Leave a Comment