On Friday, South Korea successfully launched its first lunar orbiter, which separated from the Falcon 9 rocket without failure.


The craft was developed by the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI).


The orbiter is now expected to enter the moon’s orbit in December for a mission to search and discover the landing sites for the future space crafts.


South Korea now becomes the seventh in lunar explorer, if the mission ends up successful. The country had already launched satellites into the orbit.

Lunar orbiter headed to space

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