South Korea launches 1st lunar orbiter on SpaceX rocket
CA, 05 Aug 2022
SpaceX launched its Korea Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter (KPLO) to a ballistic lunar transfer orbit from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida on Aug. 4.
SpaceX said: "The Falcon 9 first stage booster supporting this mission previously launched Arabsat-6A, STP-2, COSMO-SkyMed Second Generation FM2 and two Starlink missions. After stage separation, the first stage will land on the Just Read the Instructions droneship, which will be stationed in the Atlantic Ocean."
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