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Danuri (KPLO - Korean Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter)

Falcon 9 Block 5

SpaceX

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Danuri (KPLO – Korean Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter)

Type: Lunar Exploration
Launch Cost: $52,000,000

Lunar orbiter designed by the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) to demonstrate technologies, survey lunar resources and produce a topographic map.

Trajectory

View the rocket launch trajectory, velocity, altitude, thrust and much more at FlightClub.io

Mission patch for Danuri (KPLO - Korean Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter)

Location

Space Launch Complex 40

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

853 rockets have launched from Cape Canaveral, FL, USA.

Space Launch Complex 40, Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Rocket

Falcon 9 Block 5 – SpaceX

Family: Falcon
Length: 70 m
Diameter: 3.65 m
Launch Mass: 549 T
Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 22800 kg

The Falcon 9 Block 5 was manufactured by SpaceX with the first launch on 2018-05-11. Falcon 9 Block 5 has 114 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 114 launches. Falcon 9 is a two-stage rocket designed and manufactured by SpaceX for the reliable and safe transport of satellites and the Dragon spacecraft into orbit. The Block 5 variant is the fifth major interval aimed at improving upon the ability for rapid reusability.

Landing

Falcon 9 booster B1072 has successfully landed on ASDS JRTI after its sixth flight.

Just Read the Instructions – JRTI

First (Marmac 300) and third (Marmac 303) ASDS barge, Just Read the Instructions (JRTI) is currently used to recover Falcon 9 and Heavy boosters in the Altantic Ocean.

Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship – ASDS

An autonomous spaceport drone ship (ASDS) is an ocean-going vessel derived from a deck barge, outfitted with station-keeping engines and a large landing platform. Construction of such ships was commissioned by aerospace company SpaceX to allow for recovery of rocket first-stages at sea for high-velocity missions which do not carry enough fuel to return to the launch site after lofting spacecraft onto an orbital trajectory.

Agency

SpaceX

Type: Commercial
Abbreviation: SpX
Administration: CEO: Elon Musk
Founded: 2002
Launchers: Falcon
Spacecraft: Dragon
Country: USA

Space Exploration Technologies Corp., known as SpaceX, is an American aerospace manufacturer and space transport services company headquartered in Hawthorne, California. It was founded in 2002 by entrepreneur Elon Musk with the goal of reducing space transportation costs and enabling the colonization of Mars. SpaceX operates from many pads, on the East Coast of the US they operate from SLC-40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station and historic LC-39A at Kennedy Space Center. They also operate from SLC-4E at Vandenberg Space Force Base, California, usually for polar launches. Another launch site is being developed at Boca Chica, Texas.

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Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
1 month ago

Don’t stop thinking about tomorrow it will soon be here folks.!

Charles
Charles
21 days ago

Do we know which direction this is going yet?

Rocket Monkey
Rocket Monkey
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Reply to  Charles
20 days ago

The trajectory information will be under the mission section when it is available. Keep checking back.

Mark
Mark
Reply to  Charles
14 days ago

Find out where the support ships (Kir J Crosby, Bob or Doug, ASOG or JRTI are to get a good idea. KC and JRTI, (marmac 303) are assigned to this mission. . Marinetraffic.com is a way to search for their current position. Unfortunately, you need to pay a subscription to… Read more »

Mark
Mark
Reply to  Charles
14 days ago

92 degrees due east,

Monty
Monty
18 days ago

Do we know yet if this is going to be a RTLS?

Rocket Monkey
Rocket Monkey
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Reply to  Monty
18 days ago

Probably not, a link to the trajectory will display under the mission section when it is available.

gigachad
gigachad
17 days ago

is this date confirmed? a bunch of other sources still say Aug 2nd

Rocket Monkey
Rocket Monkey
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Reply to  gigachad
15 days ago

The launch date has not been confirmed yet. Check back here for updates.

Cb guy
Cb guy
15 days ago

is the booster landing on the raft?

Rocket Monkey
Rocket Monkey
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Reply to  Cb guy
15 days ago

The landing information will be available on this page when it is available. The booster will most likely be landing on a barge out to sea.

ShesNoCissy
ShesNoCissy
15 days ago

Is the Tesla Mosaic on the rocket and returning to earth or is it on the KPLO? Also, is the KPLO, once done with its one year orbit, returning to earth?

RJ
RJ
12 days ago

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Rocket Monkey
Rocket Monkey
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11 days ago

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Ken & Judy
Ken & Judy
11 days ago

Great launch as always SpaceX.!