South Korea’s first lunar exploration program is progressing steadily, with the launch of its first lunar orbiter scheduled for the second half of 2022, South Korea’s space research agency said on Sunday (September 27 local time), according to Yonhap’s website. Previously, the country’s lunar exploration program has encountered many delays. < / P > < p > it is worth mentioning that South Korea “entered” late in the global space race, and has been committed to the development of lunar orbital probe project since 2016. The Korean Aerospace Research Institute (Kari), the state-owned Space Exploration Agency of South Korea, revealed that the spacecraft is expected to reach the lunar orbit on December 16, 2022 and launch a one-year mission, and the mission execution period may be extended in the later stage. In addition, NASA will use the “shadow camera” to carry out a number of “shadow around the moon” missions. Due to technical and budgetary problems, the South Korean lunar probe project has made little progress. Under the leadership of moon Jae in the eyes of the government, the probe was originally planned to launch in December. < p > < p > earlier this year, South Korea decided to abandon the original flight route of the probe and fly in a low-energy orbit to improve fuel efficiency, so the lunar exploration program was faced with the risk of being delayed again. The new design of the probe’s orbit is designed to use less fuel in exchange for more flight time. < / P > < p > NASA, the partner of the project, approved the South Korean design in July, so that the project will be launched as early as August 1, 2022. < / P > < p > the Korean Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics is currently preparing the mission with us partners such as NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which has agreed to use the Falcon 9 rocket of SpaceX, a commercial space company, to launch the probe into space. More Samsung devices can now run Android applications on PC through your phone