Rocket Lab Ltd is scheduled to launch a Electron rocket as part of the Running Out of Toes mission. The launch window for the Earth Science mission is on 05/10/2021 UTC (UNCONFIRMED) from Onenui Station, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Electron and experience the excitement for yourself.
This is the 20th launch of Electron rocket. It will deploy two Earth imaging microsatellites for BlackSky’s constellation. This mission will also see the second attempt to recover the first stage of Electron rocket. The booster is planned to perform water landing with the help of parachute system deployed after re-entering the atmosphere.
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.
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.
This post was last modified on April 17, 2021 11:15 pm
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