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Running Out Of Toes

Electron

Rocket Lab Ltd

Launch Status
Failure

Mission

Running Out of Toes

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

This was the 20th launch of Electron rocket. It carried two Earth imaging microsatellites for BlackSky’s constellation which were lost due to a launcher failure after second stage ignition.

Mission patch for Running Out of Toes

Location

Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1A

Onenui Station, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand

32 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 29 successful launches and 3 failed launches with a total of 32 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.

Core Landing

The Electron first stage successfully performed a soft splashdown in the Pacific Ocean using parachutes.

South 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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Aaron Gosnell
Aaron Gosnell
1 year ago

You will have ten toes before and aftet this launch.

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
1 year ago

To all our friends at Rocket Lab you will never run out of Toes.
Keep on keeping on.