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A Data With Destiny

Electron

Rocket Lab Ltd

Launch Status
Success

Mission

A Data With Destiny

Type: Earth Science

Payload consists of two BlackSky Gen-2 high-resolution multi-spectral Earth observation satellites.

Mission patch for A Data With Destiny

Launch Location

Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1A

Onenui Station, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand

23 rockets have launched from Onenui Station, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand.

Rocket

Electron

Length: 18 meters
Diameter: 1.2 meters
First Launch: May 25, 2017

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.

The Electron rocket has been launched a total of 23 times with 20 successful and 3 failed launches.

Agency

Rocket Lab Ltd

Type: Commercial
Abbreviation: RL
Administration: CEO: Peter Beck
Founded: 2006
Launchers: Electron

Country: USA

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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Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
3 months ago

Data with Destiny says it all folks.
Earth observation satellites to detect climate change effects on our good planet .
Make it happen Rocket lab.
Here is to a successful launch .

Judy
Judy(@patreon_65123427)
1 month ago

Nominal launch great web coverage to from our New Zealand space friends.