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Public release preparation of scientific data from Korea’s lunar and space explorations

Presentation #117.01 in the session Open Science and Data Tools (Poster)

Published onOct 23, 2023
Public release preparation of scientific data from Korea’s lunar and space explorations

KPLO, officially named Danuri, was launched on 4th August 2022(UTC) and entered the lunar polar orbit on 16th December 2022 which was a lunar orbiter of the Korea’s first space exploration program. Since 3rd February 2023, KPLO is conducting science and technology demonstration missions as its nominal mission in a 100 km(±30km) lunar polar orbit, following a one-month commissioning phase. KPLO is equipped six mission instruments, four of which were developed by Korean research organizations and university. The scientific data acquired by the Korean science instruments will be released to international science communities and the publics through the website of KARI Planetary Data System(KPDS) from January, 2024.

KARI Planetary Data System is developed to accommodate the archiving and public release of scientific data not only from the lunar exploration but also from Korea’s future space explorations. This is designed to correspond to South Korea’s plans for a lunar lander in the early 2030s and for Mars exploration in the late 2030s.

KPDS consists of two modules that one is internal module for the scientific data management in order to deliver to Korean science instrument developer for data calibration and analysis and the other is a website and external module for the public release of the scientific data.

In this paper, we present the development status of major functions and user interface of KPDS for the public release of scientific data from Korean space explorations as the preparation for KPDS website’s launching. Additionally, we also present the operational status of the KPDS internal module during the KPLO Launch and Early Orbit Phase.

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