The Korean Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter – KPLO – has been given a launch on a Falcon 9. The Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) selected SpaceX to launch the Korea Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter (KPLO) in 2020.

Illustration showing Soyuz ST-B. Courtesy: Arianespace

In a separate development, the CHEOPS (CHaracterising ExOPlanet Satellite) spacecraft has had its earlier booking on an Arianespace operated Soyuz launch confirmed via a formal contract signing by ESA in December.