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Electron – Rocket Lab

Electron – Rocket Lab

  • Family: Electron
  • Length: 18 m
  • Diameter: 1.2 m
  • Launch Mass: 13 T
  • Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 300 kg

The Electron, manufactured by Rocket Lab established in 2006, undertook its inaugural launch on 05/25/2017. Notably, Electron has 40 successful launches and 4 failed attempts, with a cumulative tally of 44 launches, currently with 29 pending launches in the pipeline.

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.

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