This 24th Electron launch is the latest in a multi-launch deal with Spaceflight Inc. for BlackSky, which has secured an additional fifth dedicated mission on Rocket Lab’s 2022 launch manifest following multiple successful missions last year. Rocket Lab USA has announced the launch window for its first Electron mission in 2022, a dedicated mission for BlackSky through […]
The acquisition will add the world’s largest production line of high-performing space solar cells to Rocket Lab’s growing space systems business Rocket Lab has announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire SolAero Holdings, Inc., a premier supplier of space solar power products and precision aerospace structures for the global aerospace market, for $80 million […]
Watch Here for a Replay of the Launch on Rocket Lab’s Electron Rocket. Mission title: ” A Data with Destiny.“
Synspective, a Japanese Earth-imaging company, will launch three of its StriX satellites aboard Rocket Lab’s Electron launch vehicle, the companies announced Tuesday. The satellites will add to Synspective’s synthetic aperture radar (SAR) constellation, developed to take images of the Earth and detect changes to the planet’s surface down to the millimetre. It operates regardless of […]
Rocket Lab CEO Peter Beck unveils the company’s plans for its next-generation, reusable Neutron rocket, and its new Archimedes engines.
The company hopes by doing so, it will allow its Electron orbital-class small rocket to launch more frequently and lower overall launch costs.
The confirmation follows the successful simulation of helicopter recovery operations at sea during the company’s 22nd Electron launch and third recovery mission last week.
“I think anybody who’s not developing a reusable launch vehicle at this point in time is developing a dead-end product because it’s just so obvious that this is a fundamental approach that has to be baked in from day one,” Beck said on Tuesday.
Rocket Lab Signs Exclusive License Agreement to Manufacture Space Radio Technology from Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
The Frontier-S by Rocket Lab software-defined radio (SDR) enables affordable communications and radio navigation for planetary and other missions beyond low Earth orbit (LEO), as well as communications and radio navigation for missions in GPS-denied environments.
Rocket Lab successfully deployed two satellites to orbit for real-time geospatial monitoring company BlackSky and also successfully introduced helicopter operations to a recovery mission for the first time, using a helicopter to observe and track the Electron rocket’s first stage as it descended to Earth under parachute.