The South Korean Ministry of Science and ICT reported that the unmanned space vehicle, Danuri, broadcast the music video “Dynamite” from bts to Earth, successfully transmitting data from space to the Land.
According to the Ministry of Science, Danuri, also known as the Korea Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter, underwent interruption-tolerant network tests on August 25 and October 28.
DTN tests are designed to test whether data is fully transmitted under extreme conditions and over very long distances.
During their first DTN test held on August 5, a music video for BTS’s hit album “Dynamite” was sent from the orbiter to Earth with the help of space internet devices devised by the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute.
The 11.19 megabyte video, three minutes and 43 seconds long, was reproduced by the ground station located about 1.21 million kilometers from the orbiter within 10 seconds of its transmission.
After the successful test on October 28, ETRI sent a text message to Danuri: “We’re on our way, wait for us moon,” and the orbiter successfully returned the message to the institute.
The tests were conducted to test whether the orbiter could transmit observational data during its lunar exploration mission, which will start from the end of December.
Danuri was launched in August as the country’s first lunar mission.
It is scheduled to enter the orbit of the moon on December 17 and land there in late December to measure terrain, magnetic force, gamma rays and other lunar surface features.