Successful Launch! Posted bychrisnorth May 14, 2009May 17, 2020 Leave a comment on Successful Launch! Planck launched successfully at 13:12 GMT on 14th May 2009 from the ESA spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. The ESA website has a video of the launch. Many members of the Planck team attended the launch – look out for photos on this site!