Electron | US government payload

Rocket Lab Ltd launch of a Electron Rocket

TBD

Rocket Lab Ltd is scheduled to launch a Electron rocket as part of the unknown mission. The launch window for the unknown mission is on Tue, Dec 31st, 2019, 7:00 PM EST from Rocket Lab Launch Complex 2, Wallops Island, Virginia. The status of the launch is Red. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch!

Location

Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

Rocket Lab Launch Complex 2, Wallops Island, Virginia

Wallops Island, Virginia, USA
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, its 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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