[Photo] S. Korea postpones launch of lunar orbiter until 2022

Posted on : 2019-09-11 16:38 KST Modified on : 2019-10-19 20:29 KST

The launch of South Korean lunar orbiter, which had originally been planned for December of next year, has been delayed to July 2022. The delay was confirmed by the Ministry of Science and ICT on Sept. 10. The delay is to buy extra time to increase the size of the orbiter’s probe and enhance its explorative capabilities. The orbiter will now weight 678kg, as opposed to the original 550kg. (provided by the Korea Aerospace Research Institute)

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