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Love At First Insight

Electron

Rocket Lab Ltd

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Love At First Insight

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

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

Mission patch for Love At First Insight

Location

Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1A

Onenui Station, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand

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

Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1A, Onenui Station, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand

Rocket

Electron – Rocket Lab Ltd

Family: Electron
Length: 18 m
Diameter: 1.2 m
Launch Mass: 13 T
Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 300 kg

The Electron was manufactured by Rocket Lab Ltd with the first launch on 2017-05-25. Electron has 24 successful launches and 3 failed launches with a total of 27 launches. 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.

Landing

Electron’s first stage splashed down in the pacific ocean following main chute deployment.

Pacific – PAC

Pacific Ocean off the coast of Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand.

Parachute Landing – PL

Unpowered landing using parachute(s).

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 a second launch complex in the US is under development.

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

Go Rocket lab. Electron, keeping our natural Earth Environment under observation via satellites .
We and the next generation appreciate it .

Ken & Judy
Ken & Judy
7 months ago

Bonza launch by our NZ space friends you folks can give us Aussies a lesson in rocket launches .
Great web coverage of the nominal launch well done to all involved .