Electron and National Reconnaissance Office Ready for Flight

Published by on 03/18/2024 UTC

US-New Zealand based company Rocket Lab is preparing for their next mission to fly out of Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia: a classified payload for the National Reconnaissance Office at 2:40 AM on March 21, 2024. The mission is scheduled to be Rocket Lab’s fourth launch of 2024 and 46th Electron launch overall. This mission represents the continued growing partnership between the NRO and commercial launch providers, a capability the US government has been keen to exercise in recent years amidst a turbulent geopolitical climate.

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