KPLO Mission

Published 2022-08-04
On Thursday, August 4 at 7:08 p.m. ET, Falcon 9 launched KPLO to a ballistic lunar transfer orbit from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.

This was the sixth launch and landing of this booster, which previously supported the launch of Arabsat-6A, STP-2, COSMO-SkyMed Second Generation FM2, and two Starlink missions.

All Comments (21)
  • Alguien más quedo así 🤡🤡 esperando a que sonara dynamite
  • Paul Dean
    When he says "see you next time" at the end, I'm thinking okay see you in a week. So far better than a launch each week average.
  • Spottie 559
    So nice to finally see a deployment. It’s been a long while. Good stuff.
  • Kris T
    Amazing views and amazing work by SpaceX!! I wonder though, does the 2nd stage now also follow the sattelite to the Moon? And if so, what's suppose to happen with the 2nd stage now? I'm curious :)
  • KPLO is such a cool spaceship!!! With awesome equipment !! And very important missions for returning us to the moon.
  • Jerry Archer
    Congratulations SpaceX on another great mission.
  • こめ

    I can watch it again and again and still be impressed.🥹
  • Bryan
    Both the mission itself and the technology behind the lunar orbiter is absolutely incredible. Well done to all involved. That was a beautifully executed launch.
  • Fred Planatia
    Awesome 4K views of this launch. Well done Spacex and congrats to the KPLO team on a successful launch. A very cool payload and interesting orbital transfer. I hope all goes smoothly. I have to say the video was unintentionally funny because the KPLO program manager and the President of KARI had such an undynamic delivery of their text payload compared to the background music. Anyway, all good! except maybe that 1st stage recovery. Any news on that? landing looked a bit more off center than usual.
  • Was privileged to see this Live when I came in at T+ 01:00. First time for everything, as I had previously only seen all of these taped. It was awesome to literally watch history continue to be made in the same moment with this one.
  • an on
    It's amazing how much harder it accelerates after Max Q
  • David Wolf
    I've never heard of any explanation on what condition these fairing halves are considering the enormous speeds that they hit the water. As others have stated, I also never get tired of these launches and first-stage recoveries.
  • PunPride25
    Every launch is one step closer to Starship in orbit!
  • the5Golders
    This KPLO(named DaNuri) is the first Korean Lunar orbit spaceship. Congratulations~!!
    Next time they hope to launch a ship by themselves toward the moon and even landing on that..