According to KBS, the Ministry of Science, Information Technology and Communications and the Korea Aerospace Research Institute said that Korea’s first lunar probe named “Danuri” will reach a location 108 km from the Moon at dawn from December 17.
Images of the Earth (left) and the Moon taken by a camera aboard the Danuri
Images of the Earth (left) and the Moon were taken by a camera from the Korean ship Danuri on November 28, 2022, provided by that country’s Ministry of Science and Information and Communications Technology. (Source: Yonhap)
Around 2:45 a.m. the same day, Danuri Ship will perform the first activation process to enter the Moon’s orbit. In particular, this first activation is considered the most difficult stage of the entire process of exploring the Moon of the Danuri spacecraft.
To be able to remain stable against the impact of lunar gravity, the Danuri ship will need to greatly reduce its speed and fly precisely towards the target location. If the speed of the ship is too fast, the ship may fly over the Moon, conversely if it is too slow, the ship may fall on the Moon.
The Danuri train travels at a speed of 8,000 km/h. The spacecraft is expected to start the thruster within 13 minutes to reduce the speed to 7,500 km/h and enter the Moon’s orbit.
If this entire process is successful, the Danuri craft will be activated four more times to stabilize in a circular orbit 100 km from the Moon.
If stable in the Moon’s orbit, the Danuri ship will begin test operations in January 2023 and carry out lunar exploration missions within a year.
South Korea launched its first self-developed lunar probe named “Danouri” by the Falcon 9 booster from SpaceX (USA), on August 4 from the Cape Canaveral launch site, in Florida (USA).
Source of the article: Thanh Hoa newspaper
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According to KBS, the Ministry of Science, Computer Communications and the Korea Aerospace Research Institute said that Korea’s first lunar probe named…