Electron
Lunar Scout

Electron | Lunar Scout

Rocket Lab Ltd launch of a Electron Rocket

TBD

Rocket Lab Ltd is scheduled to launch a Electron rocket as part of the Lunar Scout mission. The launch window for the Robotic Exploration mission is on Tue, Dec 31st, 2019, 7:00 PM EST from Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1. The status of the launch is Red. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch!

Mission

Lunar Scout

Moon Express will launch a lander to the moon in an effort to win the Google Lunar XPrize.

Location

Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1

Onenui Station, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand
Rocket Lab Ltd

Rocket

Electron

Electron is a two-stage orbital expendable launch vehicle (with an optional third stage) developed by the American aerospace company Rocket Lab. It is a relatively small rocket and used to launch small satellites and cubesats to sun-synchronous orbit. It is the first orbital class rocket to use electric-pump-fed engines, it's Rutherford engines. It is a very cheap rocket to launch with, costing only 6 million per launch.

Rocket Lab Ltd

Rocket Lab is an American aerospace manufacturer with a wholly owned New Zealand subsidiary. The company develops lightweight, cost-effective commercial rocket launch services. The Electron Program was founded on the premise that small payloads such as CubeSats require dedicated small launch vehicles and flexibility not currently offered by traditional rocket systems. Its rocket, the Electron, is a light-weight rocket and is now operating commercially. Electron currently launches from only Mahia Peninsula in New Zealand however they are currently looking into developing a facility in the US.

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