Explorer launches! The mighty Sarnus V Ultra Heavy launcher makes a deafening BOOM! as the solid rockets ignite!
The launch goes well! The solids eventually eject, and Explorer is taken into orbit, still protected by it’s launch fairing.
The fairing ejects! Explorer and it’s cargo wait in orbit for a crew… All of Kerbin is excited to find out who will crew the first mission to another world!! Scientists estimate that Explorer should be ready to go in about 14 days!
Explorer’s solar panels deploy, and the craft waits for its crew!