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We Love the Nightlife (Capella Acadia 1)


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We Love the Nightlife (Capella Acadia 1)

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

Payload consists of a single SAR Earth-imaging Acadia satellite, a new generation satellite designed, manufactured, and operated by Capella Space.

First mission to fly with a reused engine.


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Mission patch for We Love the Nightlife (Capella Acadia 1)


Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1B

Onenui Station, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand

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

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

Core Landing

The Electron booster was successfully recovered after a soft parachute splashdown in the Pacific Ocean.

Pacific Ocean – PAC

Pacific Ocean

Parachute Landing – PL

Unpowered landing using parachute(s).


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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