South Korea cancels probe of asteroid Apophis

South Korea cancels probe of asteroid Apophis

South Korea has called off efforts to visit the space rock Apophis during a close but harmless flyby of our Earth in 2029, according to a media report.

The country’s science ministry said the proposed Apophis mission had a “lack of technical capability” that made the concept “unfeasible”, SpaceNews reported. (opens in a new tab) June 7. In the end, the department decided not to request the nearly $308 million it wanted to run the mission.

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