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South Korea launches first lunar orbiter as space bid gathers pace
August 05, 2022

South Korea successfully launched its first lunar orbiter named "Danuri" from Florida's Cape Canaveral Space Force Station on Friday.

A live broadcast of the launch today morning in South Korea successfully launched its first home-developed lunar orbiter "Danuri" from Florida’s Cape Canaveral Space Force Station today.

It is expected to enter the moon's orbit in December this year.

The year-long observation mission will search for possible landing sites for future missions, conduct scientific research of the lunar environment and test space internet technology.

If it succeeds, South Korea will become the world's seventh lunar explorer, and the fourth in Asia.