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.
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.
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.
Running Out Of Fingers Launch - 06/12/2019
Lift-off of the Running Out Of Fingers mission occurred at 08:18 UTC on December 06 2019 from Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 on New Zealand's Mahia Peninsula.
Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1
Join Amanda Stiles, Director of Mission Management and Integration, as we take you on a tour of Rocket Lab's Launch Complex 1.
Located on the Mahia Peninsula on New Zealand's East Coast, LC-1 is the best spot in the world to launch more frequently than anywhere else on the planet.
As The Crow Flies Launch - 10/17/2019
Lift-off of the 'As The Crow Flies' mission occurred at 01:22 UTC on October 17 2019 from Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 on New Zealand's Mahia Peninsula.
Rocket Lab Launch Complex 2 - Launch Platform Installation
The recent installation of the launch platform at Rocket Lab’s second launch site, Launch Complex 2, marks one of the final steps in the construction of the new pad being built by the Rocket Lab and Virginia Space teams.
Look Ma, No Hands Launch - 08/19/2019
Lift-off of the Look Ma, No Hands mission occurred at 12:12 UTC on August 19 2019 from Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 on New Zealand's Mahia Peninsula.
Electron Is Going Reusable
Rocket Lab has detailed plans to recover and re-fly Electron's first stage to support increased launch frequency for small satellites.
Rocket Lab Unveils Plans For Reusability
On August 6, 2019, Rocket Lab Founder and CEO Peter Beck announced plans to make Electron a reusable launch vehicle.
Photon | A Spacecraft by Rocket Lab
The Photon spacecraft platform is the next step in Rocket Lab’s evolution. Our goal is to help anyone get to space quickly, reliably, and affordably.
We started with launch - the common problem faced by the entire industry.
The next logical step is spacecraft: by co-architecting our launch vehicle and upper stage, which can also serve as a long-life satellite platform, we have transitioned to a one-stop shop for both launch and space segments. This lets customers focus on what really matters - their applications - without the needless distraction of developing or procuring a spacecraft platform that isn’t optimized for any particular launch vehicle. Electron and Photon fit together by design.
Make It Rain Launch - 06/29/2019
Lift-off of the Make It Rain mission for Spaceflight occurred at 04:30 UTC on June 29 2019 from Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 on New Zealand's Mahia Peninsula.
STP-27RD Launch - 05/05/2019
Lift-off of the STP-27RD mission for DoD Space Test Program occurred at 06:00 UTC on May 5 2019 from Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 on New Zealand's Mahia Peninsula.
DARPA R3D2 Launch - 03/28/2019
Lift-off of the R3D2 mission for DARPA occurred at 23:27 UTC on March 28 2019 from New Zealand's Mahia Peninsula
ELaNa 19 Launch - 12/16/2018
Liftoff of the ELaNa 19 mission for NASA occurred at 06:33 UTC on December 16 2018 from the Mahia Peninsula in New Zealand.