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ADRAS-J

Electron

Rocket Lab

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Mission

ADRAS-J

Type: Earth Science
Launch Cost: $6,000,000

The Active Debris Removal by Astroscale-Japan (ADRAS-J) mission consists of a spacecraft developed and operated by Astroscale aiming to rendezvous with and characterize a large piece of debris. Its target is the H-2A upper stage left in Low Earth Orbit after the launch of the GOSAT Earth observation satellite in 2009.

Trajectory

The trajectory is unavailable. Check back for updates.

Location

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Onenui Station, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand

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

Unknown Pad, Onenui Station, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand

Agency

Rocket Lab – RL

  • 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 a second launch complex in the US is under development.

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