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Electron | Catch Me If You Can

Rocket Lab Ltd | USA
Onenui Station, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand
Nov. 4, 2022, 5:27 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

The payload is a science research satellite by space systems provider OHB Sweden for the Swedish National Space Agency (SNSA). The Mesospheric Airglow/Aerosol Tomography and Spectroscopy (MATS) satellite is the basis for the SNSA’s science mission to investigate atmospheric waves and better understand how the upper layer of Earth’s atmosphere interacts with wind and weather patterns closer to the ground. MATS was originally due to fly on a Russian launch service before the mission was manifested on Rocket Lab’s Electron.

Sun-Synchronous Orbit 32 - Maiden Flight South Pacific
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Electron | It Argos Up From Here

Rocket Lab Ltd | USA
Onenui Station, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand
Oct. 7, 2022, 5:09 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

The “It Argos Up From Here” mission will launch the General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems designed and manufactured satellite GAzelle, carrying Argos-4 Advanced Data Collection System (A-DCS) hosted payload, part of the international Argos program that collects data from thousands of sensors and transmitters located around the world.

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Electron | The Owl Spreads Its Wings

Rocket Lab Ltd | USA
Onenui Station, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand
Sept. 15, 2022, 8:38 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Second of three launches of a StriX satellite as part of Synspective’s SAR constellation. StriX-1 can gather high resolution Earth observation data regardless of conditions or daylight, offering a resilient and effective resource for the purposes of urban development, infrastructure monitoring, and disaster response.

Sun-Synchronous Orbit
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Electron | Antipodean Adventure (NROL-199)

Rocket Lab Ltd | USA
Onenui Station, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand
Aug. 4, 2022, 5 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Classified payload for the US National Reconnaissance Office (NRO).

Unknown
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Electron | Wise One Looks Ahead (NROL-162)

Rocket Lab Ltd | USA
Onenui Station, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand
July 13, 2022, 6:30 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Classified payload for the US National Reconnaissance Office (NRO).

Unknown
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Electron | CAPSTONE

Rocket Lab Ltd | USA
Onenui Station, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand
June 28, 2022, 9:55 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission: Planetary Science

CAPSTONE (Cislunar Autonomous Positioning System Technology Operations and Navigation Experiment) is a 12-U cubesat mission to test operations in near rectiliniar halo orbit around the Moon, which is to be used for the Lunar Gateway space station. Mission will verify the near rectilinear halo orbit characteristics, spacecraft-to-spacecraft navigation services in that orbit, and provide valuable experience of small sat launch to the Moon.

Lunar Orbit
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Electron | There and Back Again

Rocket Lab Ltd | USA
Onenui Station, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand
May 2, 2022, 10:49 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Commercial rideshare mission including payloads for Alba Orbital, Astrix Astronautics, Aurora Propulsion Technologies, E-Space, Spaceflight Inc, Swarm Technologies and UNSEENLABS.

Sun-Synchronous Orbit 26 - Maiden Flight South Pacific
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Electron | Without Mission A Beat

Rocket Lab Ltd | USA
Onenui Station, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand
April 2, 2022, 12:41 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

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

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Electron | The Owl’s Night Continues

Rocket Lab Ltd | USA
Onenui Station, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand
Feb. 28, 2022, 8:37 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

StriX β is a Japanese synthetic aperture radar satellite built by Synspective as a demonstrator for their planned 25 satellite constellation. It will feature an X-band synthetic aperture radar. StriX β is an upgraded version of the StriX α prototype. The satellite features two deployable panes, one side carrying solar cells, the other carrying the X-band radar antenna. The StriX satellite constellation can target data with a ground resolution of 1-3 m, single polarized (VV), and a swath width of more than 10-30 km. The StriX observation modes are Stripmap and Sliding Spotlight mode and each satellite has an SAR antenna that is 5 meters in length and stowed during launch. The simple design of the satellites allows for affordable development of the constellation. StriX β was planned to be launched in 2021 on a Soyuz-2-1a Fregat or Soyuz-2-1b Fregat rideshare mission, but as this mission was delayed, it was re-booked on a dedicated Electron KS launch. Synspective is planning a constellation of 25 satellites called StriX, comprised of 100-kilogram satellites capable of imaging at a resolution of one to three meters. By 2022 the company plans to have six satellites in orbit. The company has not set a date by which it hopes to achieve 25 satellites.

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Electron | A Data With Destiny

Rocket Lab Ltd | USA
Onenui Station, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand
Dec. 9, 2021, 12:02 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

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

Sun-Synchronous Orbit
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