Electron | VCLS ELaNa XXXII & others (Don't Stop Me Now)

SpaceX Crew Dragon Rocket Launch

NASA's first crewed rocket launch from American soil since the Space Shuttle program is scheduled to launch on May 27th.

Rocket Lab Ltd launch of a Electron Rocket

Rocket Lab Ltd is scheduled to launch a Electron rocket as part of the VCLS ELaNa XXXII & others (Don't Stop Me Now) mission. The launch window for the Dedicated Rideshare mission is on Wed, Jun 10th, 2020, 8:00 PM EDT from Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1. The status of the launch is Red. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch!

Mission

VCLS ELaNa XXXII & others (Don't Stop Me Now)

This rideshare mission carries small satellites for NASA, University of New South Wales and for NRO. The mission has been named "Don't Stop Me Now" in recognition of Rocket Lab board member and avid Queen fan Scott Smith, who recently passed away.

Location

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. Electron is a small-lift launch vehicle designed to launch small satellites and cubesats to sun-synchronous orbit and low earth orbit. The Electron is the first orbital class rocket to use electric-pump-fed engines, powered by the 9 Rutherford engines on the first stage.

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.