‘KARI, NASA discuss moon satellite launch’

Korea could launch a satellite to orbit the moon in collaboration with the U.S.’s National Aeronautics and Space Administration. A Korean daily reported Thursday that the Korea Aerospace Research Institute and NASA are discussing a collaborative lunar exploration project. According to the report, KARI and NASA held two rounds of talks with government officials in attendance last year, and plan to sign an agreement in March or April.

The report quoted NASA’s Belgacem Jaroux as saying that the two organizations plan to begin the project as soon as possible. According to the report, the project will involve two or three miniature satellites and require about $50 million. “It is true that talks are on the way, but whether or not the project will go ahead can only be decided once a budget has been assigned,” a KARI official said.

For full article see Korea Herald.