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Virginia is for Launch Lovers

Electron

Rocket Lab Ltd

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Virginia is for Launch Lovers

Type: Dedicated Rideshare
Launch Cost: $6,000,000

Rideshare mission with 3 HawkEye 360 satellites and other payloads.

Trajectory

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Location

Rocket Lab Launch Complex 2 (Launch Area 0 C)

Wallops Island, Virginia, USA

74 rockets have launched from Wallops Island, Virginia, USA.

Rocket Lab Launch Complex 2 (Launch Area 0 C), Wallops Island, Virginia, USA

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 30 successful launches and 3 failed launches with a total of 33 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.

Agency

Rocket Lab Ltd – 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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Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
14 days ago

Good luck to all involved….from Aussies (down under).!.

lily bagwell
lily bagwell
Reply to  Ken & Judy O' Neill
4 days ago

Thanks…..

lily bagwell
lily bagwell
4 days ago

Good luck…

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
Reply to  lily bagwell
4 days ago

Fantastic launch .