Korea Going to the Moon with SpaceX [Live: 04.08.2022, 23:08 UTC]

in STEMGeeks2 months ago (edited)

SpaceX is sending the "Korean Lunar Pathfinder Orbiter" (KPLO) to the Moon.

This is the first lunar mission for Korea and only a first step in a more ambitious Moon program. The first mission is supposed to prove out lunar capabilities while searching for ressources.
A second step will include orbiters, landers and rovers.

The booster is on its 6th mission and will launch from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida.

45TH Weather Squadron forecasts an 80% chance of favorable weather conditions.

Space activity related to the Moon has picked up significantly.

What has been underappreciated by the broader public, is that the Moon is a tougher territory than just Earth with less gravity and no air.

Real Engineering looked at the challenges we need to overcome, in order to operate on the lunar surface:

The Problem with the Next Moon Mission


Check your local time of launch at: www.timeanddate.com


Where to watch:


Background information about previous SpaceX launches: Wikipedia


Useful links to stay up to date on launches:

Spaceflightnow.com: Launch Schedule

Everyday Astronaut: Prelaunch Previews

Data: flitghtclub.io

Space News:

NASA Spaceflight nasaspacefight.com


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