2016 Spring KSEA Monthly Multidisciplinary Seminar Speaker Sungjun Kim, an Undergraduate Student in Aerospace Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University will present his research on “Lunar Exploration Project in South Korea” on Monday, March 21st, at 7:00 PM at Willard building Room 151. Food and drinks will be served. All are welcome.
Lunar Exploration Project in South Korea
Lunar exploration is not only a stepping-stone to further space exploration, but also a “technology demonstration” that symbolizes the national development and pride. Now in 21st century, space technology in Asia is developing expeditiously. Number of countries in Asia are highly competitive in lunar exploration; Japan has launched the lunar probe Kaguya(Selene) in 2007, India’s lunar orbiter Chandrayaan-1 was launched in 2008 and discovered the existence of Helium-3 in the Moon, and China became the 3rd country that has landed on the Moon in 2013. Meanwhile, South Korea is also stepping up in the development of space launching vehicle and lunar orbiter as the government increased the financial support for the research; more than 70% of citizens responded positive about this national investment. In this talk, I will briefly skim through South Korea’s previous performance in space technology development, and discuss the prospect of lunar exploration project in South Korea, along with the current state of affairs.
More About Sungjun Kim
Sungjun Kim is an undergraduate student in College of Engineering, majoring Aerospace Engineering. His interests in the future career are Lunar and Mars exploration in South Korea. He received the President’s Freshman Award at Penn State University in 2015.