May 08, 2019 11:32
The Korea Astronomy and Science Institute and the U.S.' NASA have agreed to join hands to develop payloads for lunar landing vehicles, the Ministry of Science and ICT said Tuesday.
NASA hopes to launch nine lunar-landing modules starting in 2020 and Korean scientists will take part in the endeavor.
The Korea Aerospace Research Institute, Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology, Korea Institute of Science and Technology and Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources will also take part in the project.
Korea will develop three types of payload equipment analyzing terrain, geological features and magnetic fields on the moon. The equipment will be put to use as early as 2023.
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