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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

South Korea Plans Lunar Probe

South Korea's space program officials outlined a plan today to place a Moon exploration vehicle in lunar orbit in 2020 and land a probe on the moon's surface in 2025 reports The Korea Times.

The Ministry of Science and Technology and the Korea Aerospace Research Institute will develop a large-sized rocket capable of carrying 300 tons of freight into space by 2017, and will begin construction on a space shuttle launching system in 2020, according to another news report.

South Korea is building a significant launch pad and spaceflight facility in 2008.

1 comment:

Koki007 said...

300 tons!? That is allmost 12 time more then any available rocket and 3 times more then Saturn V or developing Ares V, this data must be wrong...

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