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Without Mission A Beat

Electron

Rocket Lab Ltd

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Mission

Without Mission A Beat

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

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

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Location

Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1A

Onenui Station, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand

26 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 23 successful launches and 3 failed launches with a total of 26 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

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 they are currently looking into developing a facility in the US.

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

Earth science mission lets beat this climate change folks before it beats us.!

Riley Blinddog
Riley Blinddog
Reply to  Ken & Judy O'Neill
1 month ago

You can’t beat Climate Change because it is a constant. Climate change can only be stopped by stopping all Sun Cycles and the variations in Earth Orbital Mechanics. Until you understand those major influences everything else is a waste of time. Now if your talking about reducing pollution which are… Read more »

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
Reply to  Riley Blinddog
1 month ago

Very good points Riley ,
guess we are in the process of measuring the “boundaries” with satellites like the “BlackSky” after all you cannot fix what you cannot measure. Lets hope pollution levels and its effects have not gone beyond the “tipping” point for our fragile planet. ?

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

Great 25th launch Rocket lab, cheers from the Aussies.