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Status

Success

Korean Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter (KPLO)

Launch Time
Thu Aug 04, 2022 23:08 UTC

Rocket

Falcon 9 Block 5
SpaceX
Status: Active
Price: $67.0 million
Liftoff Thrust: 7,607 kN
Payload to LEO: 22,800 kg
Payload to GTO: 8,300 kg
Stages: 2
Strap-ons: 0
Rocket Height: 70.0 m
Fairing Diameter: 5.2 m
Fairing Height: 13.0 m

Vehicles

B1052

Flight #6
Just Read the Instructions
79 day turnaround
145th Falcon recovery attempt
133rd successful Falcon recovery attempt
60th consecutive successful Falcon recovery

Mission Details

Korean Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter (KPLO)

The Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) signed a lunar exploration technical cooperation with NASA which increased the possibility of exploration success greatly. A Korean Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter (KPLO) is to be followed by a Korean Lunar Explorer (KLE) which consists of an orbiter and a lander unit equipped with a small rover with a mass of approximately 20 kg. The key goals of the Korean lunar mission are the investigations of lunar geology and space environment, exploration of lunar resources, and testing of future space and planetary exploration technology which will assist in future human activities on the moon and beyond.

Payloads: 1
Total Mass: 678 kg
Trans Lunar Injection

Location

SLC-40, Cape Canaveral SFS, Florida, USA

Stats

2022

97th orbital launch attempt

SpaceX

177th mission
34th mission of 2022
171st successful mission
143rd consecutive successful mission

Falcon 9

169th mission
34th mission of 2022
166th successful mission
140th consecutive successful mission