Scout's Arrow (DYNAMO-A)

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Destination: Suborbital
Mission: Government/Top Secret

Suborbital Rocket Lab Launch Complex 2 (Launch Area 0 C) Wallops Island, Virginia, USA
38 - Atlantic Ocean

First sub-orbital launch of Electron of the Hypersonic Accelerator Suborbital Test Electron (HASTE) program for Leidos and Dynetics.


Cosmic_Penguin • June 18, 2023, 2:45 a.m.

Launch success.

Jay • June 18, 2023, 1:25 a.m.


LL2 • June 18, 2023, 1:24 a.m.

Livestream has started


Family: Electron

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.

See Electron Details
  • Minimum Stage
  • Max Stage
  • Length
    18.0 m
  • Diameter
    1.2 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    1.2 m
  • Launch Mass
    13 T
  • Thrust
    162 kN
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  • Variant
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Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    300 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity
    225 kg

Booster Info


Type: Core
Flight Proven: No
First Flight: June 18, 2023
Last Flight: June 18, 2023
Flights: 1

Landing Information

Booster expended during first flight.

Core will be expended.

Rocket Lab

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CEO: Peter Beck Founded: 2006 Successes: 37 Failures: 4 Pending: 29

Agency Type: Commercial

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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