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Electron


Small liquid fuel (LOX) rocket developed by Rocket Lab (or RocketLab), a New Zealand / US company.

Structure is 20m length and 1.2m diameter in carbon-composite. First stage has 146.6 kN thrust. Can carry 225 kg in LEO and 100 kg in sun-synchronous 500km orbit.

Launch site is located in Onenui Station, North Island in New Zealand

Launch cost: less than $5 million

Electron launches


# Launch id Payload Launch Date Site Type Status/Comment (orbit in perigee x apogee x inclination x period)
1 n/a   25 May 2017   didn't reach orbit
2 18010 A: Dove Pioneer
C: Lemur 2-Marshall
E: Lemur-Tallhamn-ATC
F: Humanity Star
21 Jan 2018 at 01:45 UT   A third stage fired to deliver the two Lemur in a circular 500km orbit
3 18088 A: Cicero 10
C: Nabeo 1 attached to kick stage
D: Irvine 1
E: Proxima 1
F: Lemur 2 Zupanski
G: Proxima 2
H: Lemur 2 Chanusiak
11 Nov 2018 at 03:50 UT    
Notes: Launch from Onenui Station, New Zealand


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