Electron Stage Separation
First and second stage separation of Rocket Lab's Electron launch vehicle during the Return to Sender mission on November 20th, 2020.
Rocket Lab - Return To Sender Launch 11/20/2020
Lift-off of the 'Return To Sender' rideshare mission occurred at 02:20 UTC on November 11 2020 from Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 Pad A on New Zealand's Mahia Peninsula.
The Future Of Resilient Space
Two launch complexes housing three launch pads, across two countries.
This is how Rocket Lab makes truly responsive access to space a reality.
Road To Reusability
Rocket Lab will attempt to recover the first stage of its Electron rocket during its next mission, the ‘Return to Sender’ launch, scheduled for lift-off in mid-November. The test will see Rocket Lab attempt to bring Electron’s first stage back to Earth under a parachute system for a controlled water landing before collection by a recovery vessel. The mission will be the first time Rocket Lab has attempted to recover a stage after launch and is a major milestone in Rocket Lab’s pursuit to make Electron a reusable rocket to support an increased launch cadence for small satellite missions.
Rocket Lab - In Focus Launch 10/28/2020
Lift-off of the 'In Focus' mission for Planet and Canon occurred at 21:21 UTC on October 28 2020 from Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 Pad A on New Zealand's Mahia Peninsula.
Introducing First Light: Rocket Lab's first Photon satellite in orbit
Space systems company Rocket Lab has launched its first in-house designed and built operational satellite, cementing the company’s evolution from a launch provider to an end-to-end space solutions company that offers turnkey satellites and spacecraft components, launch, and on-orbit operations.
Rocket Lab - I Can't Believe It's Not Optical Launch 08/31/2020
Lift-off of the 'I Can't Believe It's Not Optical' mission occurred at 03:05 UTC on August 31 2020 from Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 Pad A on New Zealand's Mahia Peninsula.
Rocket Lab SmallSat Update and Q&A
Tune in to a live webcast with Rocket Lab’s CEO and founder Peter Beck to hear an update on Rocket Lab’s launch activity, reusability, and satellite programs. Plus, live Q&A with viewers.
Rocket Lab - Pics Or It Didn't Happen Launch 07/04/2020
Lift-off of the 'Pics Or It Didn't Happen' mission occurred at 21:19 UTC on July 04 2020 from Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 Pad A on New Zealand's Mahia Peninsula. Following a successful lift-off, first stage burn, and stage separation, Rocket Lab experienced an anomaly during its 13th Electron mission ‘Pics Or It Didn’t Happen.’ The issue occurred approximately four minutes into the flight on July 4, 2020 and resulted in the safe loss of the vehicle. As a result, the payloads onboard Electron were not deployed to orbit. Electron remained within the predicted launch corridors and caused no harm to personnel or the launch site.
Rocket Lab - Don't Stop Me Now Launch 06/13/2020
Lift-off of the 'Don't Stop Me Now mission occurred at 05:12 UTC on June 13 2020 from Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 on New Zealand's Mahia Peninsula.
Rocket Lab - Don't Stop Me Now Launch Attempt
Celebrating Three Years of Launches
On May 25, 2017, 16:20 NZT, Rocket Lab launched the very first Electron from Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 New Zealand's Māhia Peninsula.
The historic mission, named ‘It’s a Test’, marked a number of world firsts for the global launch industry, and the beginning of a new era of affordable, reliable, and frequent launches for small satellites.
360º VR | Recovery Helicopter View - Mid Air Recovery Demo
Use a VR headset or scroll around the video and ride along in the capture helicopter during our Mid Air Recovery demonstration.
360º VR | Capture Line View - Mid Air Recovery Demo
Use a VR headset or scroll around the video to enjoy 360º views of the Mid Air Recovery demonstration from the top of the capture hook line.
360º VR | Test Article View - Mid Air Recovery Demo
Use a VR headset or scroll around the video to check out incredible 360º views of the Mid Air Recovery demonstration from on top of the test article.
Rocket Lab | Mid-Air Recovery Demo
In early 2020 Rocket Lab successfully completed a mid-air recovery demonstration of an Electron test article.
Birds Of A Feather Launch - 01/31/2020
Lift-off of the Birds Of A Feather mission occurred at 02:56 UTC on January 31 2020 from Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 on New Zealand's Mahia Peninsula.
Rocket Lab - Celebrating 10 Missions
Join us as we take a look back at our favourite moments from the first 10 missions, and hear what we're looking forward to in 2020.
Rocket Lab Launch Complex 2 Opening
Meet Rosie | Rapid, Automated Rocket Production
Meet Rosie, the rocket building robot.
Rosie is a custom built, 140 square meter robot that enables the precision machining of Electron's carbon composite structures, including stage 1, stage 2, and the fairing.
In just 12 hours, all marking, cutting, drilling, milling, and sanding is completed on a vehicle.