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First ShadowCam PDS Release!

Footprint plot of the just released ShadowCam observations around the south pole [NASA/KARI/Arizona State University]. The ShadowCam team is excited to announce the time has arrived for the first release of ShadowCam data into the PDS!

Published 2 Mar, 2024

ShadowCam Cruises Through Dark

A sequence of five calibration images, or dark images, acquired by ShadowCam while looking into deep space during its cruise to the Moon onboard the Korean Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter (KPLO) spacecraft. ShadowCam calibration ...

Published 4 Oct, 2022

We Are on Our Way!

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the KPLO spacecraft with ShadowCam, rumbles through the sky shortly after liftoff from Cape Canaveral! (image credit ASU)

Published 6 Aug, 2022

ShadowCam and KPLO Ready for Launch!

The Korean Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter (KPLO), or Danuri, awaits launch on top of the SpaceX Falcon 9 launch vehicle at the Kennedy Space Center SLC-40 launch pad (image courtesy of Bryan Snook).

Published 4 Aug, 2022

KPLO and ShadowCam Arrive at Cape Canaveral

The Korea Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter arrives in Orlando, Florida on July 6, ready for integration with the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket! Image courtesy of KARI.

Published 15 Jul, 2022

ShadowCam Installed Onboard KPLO Satellite

The ShadowCam instrument being lifted for mounting to the Korean Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter satellite at the Korean Aerospace Research Institute in Daejeon, Korea. Note the red cover at the top that protects the delicate radiator during installation (image courtesy KARI).

Published 15 Oct, 2021

ShadowCam Begins Long-Awaited Journey

The NASA ShadowCam instrument, carefully secured inside its shipping box, in preparation for its trip from San Diego to South Korea. There, it will be integrated with the Korean Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter (KPLO) satellite, along with the rest of the payload.

Published 18 Aug, 2021