Danuri is South Korea’s first spacecraft to reach lunar orbit.
Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI)
Last year, South Korea made history.
The country’s first lunar mission, the Korean Lunar Pathfinder Orbiter (KLPO), successfully launched in August 2022.
Nicknamed Danuri, the spacecraft will orbit the Moon for about a year.
Ministry of Science and ICT via Wikimedia Commons
The most recent photos, released January 3 by the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI), show Danuri’s very first views from lunar orbit.
Here are 6 ethereal snapshots from Danuri’s journey:
2. After reaching lunar orbit in mid-December, Danuri sent back this image of Earth peeking over the Moon’s surface on Christmas Eve.