Rocket Lab to Launch 150th Satellite on Upcoming Mission for Synspective

Rocket Lab to Launch 150th Satellite on Upcoming Mission for Synspective

Rocket Lab USA today announced its upcoming 30th Electron launch will deliver its 150th payload and 300th Rutherford engine to space. The mission is a dedicated launch for Japanese Earth-imaging satellite constellation operator Synspective. “The Owl Spreads Its Wings” mission is scheduled to lift off from Pad B at Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 in New Zealand during […]

Rocket Lab Readies National Security Launch for National Reconnaissance Office

Rocket Lab Readies National Security Launch for National Reconnaissance Office

Rocket Lab today confirmed that the second of two back-to-back national security launches for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) has been scheduled for August 2 UTC. The NROL-199 (“Antipodean Adventure”) mission is scheduled to lift off from Pad B at Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 during a launch window opening on August 2, 05:00 UTC. […]

Rocket Lab Supports Significant Milestone for DARPA and Space Development Agency on the Mandrake-2 Mission

Rocket Lab Supports Significant Milestone for DARPA and Space Development Agency on the Mandrake-2 Mission

Mission Achieves Successful Optical Crosslinks Between the Two Satellites Rocket Lab USA has supported a significant milestone for Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the Space Development Agency’s (SDA) Mandrake-2 mission. In June, the two Mandrake-2 spacecraft, Able and Baker, successfully demonstrated closing and maintaining an optical communications link for the full test duration […]

Terran Orbital Successfully Completes CAPSTONE’s First TCM Burn

Terran Orbital Successfully Completes CAPSTONE’s First TCM Burn

The NASA Artemis program satellite is charting a new path to the Moon Terran Orbital Corporation today announced the successful completion of CAPSTONE’s first TCM burn (TCM-1). As the first statistical maneuver of the mission, TCM-1 is designed to clean up expected dispersions from the launch vehicle injection – enabling CAPSTONE to continue its pathfinding […]

CAPSTONE Satellite, Designed And Built By Terran Orbital, Successfully Deploys From Rocket Lab Lunar Photon Into Lunar Transfer Orbit

CAPSTONE Satellite, Designed And Built By Terran Orbital, Successfully Deploys From Rocket Lab Lunar Photon Into Lunar Transfer Orbit

The satellite is charting a new path to the moon as part of NASA’s groundbreaking Artemis program Terran Orbital Corporation announced the successful deployment of the CAPSTONE spacecraft from a Rocket Lab Lunar Photon into a Lunar Transfer Orbit. The Terran Orbital designed, built, and integrated Cislunar Autonomous Positioning System Technology Operations and Navigation Experiment, otherwise known as CAPSTONE, is flying a pathfinding mission to […]

Rocket Lab Introduces Responsive Space Program

Rocket Lab Introduces Responsive Space Program

The program will on-ramp customers by creating tailored responsive launch and satellite development solutions, granting them access to Rocket Lab’s rapid, 24-hour call up launch service and rapid satellite build capability Rocket Lab USA is introducing a Responsive Space Program designed to on-ramp commercial and government satellite operators to the Company’s 24/7 rapid call-up launch […]

Rocket Lab to Launch Responsive Space Missions for National Reconnaissance Office

National Reconnaissance Office.

Rocket Lab USA has announced its next two launches will be responsive space missions for the United States Government’s National Reconnaissance Office. Launching from Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 on two Electron rockets, Rocket Lab is scheduled to deploy satellites to space for the NRO within only 10 days of each other. NROL-162 (“Wise One […]