Electron | In Focus

Rocket Lab Ltd launch of a Electron Rocket

Launch Status
Go For Launch

Rocket Lab Ltd is scheduled to launch a Electron rocket as part of the In Focus mission. The launch window for the Dedicated Rideshare mission is on Wed, Oct 28th, 2020, 5:14 PM EDT from Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1A. The status of the launch is Green. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Electron and experience the excitement for yourself.

Mission

In Focus

"In Focus" is a rideshare mission carrying 10 Earth observation satellites for Planet and Canon Electronics.

Location

Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1A

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.