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Rocket Lab Debut Launch from LC-2 - 'Virginia Is For Launch Lovers'


Virginia is for Launch Lovers

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Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Dedicated Rideshare

Low Earth Orbit Rocket Lab Launch Complex 2 (Launch Area 0 C) Wallops Island, Virginia, USA Probability: 85%
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Rideshare mission with 3 HawkEye 360 satellites and other payloads.

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Updates

SwGustav • Jan. 25, 2023, 12:36 a.m.

Success confirmed


SwGustav • Jan. 24, 2023, 11 p.m.

Liftoff


SwGustav • Jan. 24, 2023, 10:45 p.m.

Coverage live


Electron

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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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Specifications
  • Minimum Stage
    2
  • Max Stage
    3
  • Length
    18.0 m
  • Diameter
    1.2 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    1.2 m
  • Launch Mass
    13 T
  • Thrust
    162 kN
Family
  • Name
    Electron
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  • Variant
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  • Full Name
    Electron
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $6000000
  • Low Earth Orbit
    300 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity
    225 kg

Booster Info


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Type: Core
Flight Proven: No
First Flight: January 24, 2023
Last Flight: January 24, 2023
Flights: 1

Landing Information

Booster expended during first flight.

Core will be expended.

Rocket Lab

Rocket Lab

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CEO: Peter Beck Founded: 2006 Successes: 45 Failures: 4 Pending: 25

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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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