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Virginia is for Launch Lovers

Electron

Rocket Lab

Launch Status
Success

Weather Forecast During Launch


According to weather officials, there’s a 85% chance of favorable weather conditions at the time of the launch.

Trajectory


View comprehensive details including the rocket’s trajectory, velocity, altitude, thrust, and more at FlightClub.io.

Mission


Virginia is for Launch Lovers

  • Type: Dedicated Rideshare
  • Orbit: Low Earth Orbit
  • Launch Cost: $6,000,000

Rideshare mission with 3 HawkEye 360 satellites and other payloads.

Virginia is for Launch Lovers

Location


Rocket Lab Launch Complex 2 (Launch Area 0 C)

Wallops Island, Virginia, USA

Rocket Lab Launch Complex 2 (Launch Area 0 C) has witnessed the launch of 4 rockets, including 3 orbital launch attempts, while Wallops Island, Virginia, USA, has been the site for 78 rocket launches.

Rocket Lab Launch Complex 2 (Launch Area 0 C)

Rocket


Rocket Lab 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. It is also used as a suborbital testbed (called HASTE) for hypersonics research.

Electron

Landing


Core 33

Booster 33 last launched 01/24/2023 and has seen 0 successful launches and landings. Booster used during the “Virginia Is For Launch Lovers” mission. First to launch from Wallops.

Atlantic Ocean – ATL

Atlantic Ocean

Expended – EXP

Vehicle did not perform any landing operations after launch

33

Agency


Rocket Lab

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. The company is also producing a variety of spacecrafts and spacecrafts components.

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