In July 2014 it was announced that the company is developing a rocket called Electron, a carbon composite rocket with a payload to orbit of 110 kilograms (240 lb) and a projected cost of less than US$5 million per launch. This crew blasted onto the front page in November 2009, with the launch of Atea-1, a rocket designed to reach the sub-orbital regions of space.
Rocket Lab announced its Electron plans to the world in 2015. Rocket Lab successfully launches ninth Electron mission, deploys payload to highest orbit yet (17 October 2019 - Rocket Lab) Rocket Lab has successfully launched its ninth Electron mission, deploying a single spacecraft to orbit for satellite manufacturer Astro Digital. Rocket Lab’s most recent mission, ‘As The Crow Flies’, was the company’s 9th Electron launch and it saw Electron’s Kick Stage deploy a payload to an altitude of more than 1,000 km. NASA awarded the company a Venture Class Launch Services contract on October 31, 2015. In fact, Rocket Lab hopes to be launching as many as 100 Electron rockets per year to meet the anticipated demand. Rocket Lab’s most recent mission, ‘As The Crow Flies’, was the company’s 9th Electron launch and it saw Electron’s Kick Stage deploy a payload to an altitude of more than 1,000 km. A Rocket Lab Electron rocket launched the "As The Crow Flies" mission on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 1:22 AM (UTC). The $6.95 million contract was for the launch of a NASA payload to low earth orbit on the fifth Electron, at …
Electron Launch Vehicle. Since then the Electron has flown eleven times with ten successes in a row. The Electron vehicle carries up to 225 kg payloads to low earth orbit. Both stages use the innovative Rutherford rocket engine, the first electric-pump-fed engine to power an orbital rocket. Rocket Lab announces new launch date, payloads for “It’s Business Time” Electron flight. The mission will carry several commercial small sats to orbit before Electron’s upgraded first stage undertakes a guided re-entry in a significant step towards reusable Rocket Lab vehicles. ^A Includes mass of Apollo command and service modules, Apollo Lunar Module, Spacecraft/LM Adapter, Saturn V Instrument Unit, S-IVB stage, and propellant for translunar injection; payload mass to LEO is about 122.4 t (270,000 lb) ^B Includes mass of orbiter and payload during STS-93; deployable payload is 27.5 t (61,000 lb) ^C Required upper stage or payload to perform final orbital insertion Next Generation Electron Booster on the Pad for Rocket Lab’s 10 th Mission. Fifth launch of a Rocket Lab Electron Rocket from the Mahia LC-1 launch site. Strap-ons: 0. Long March 5 is a Chinese heavy lift launch system developed by China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology (CALT). The main body of the rocket is constructed using a lightweight carbon composite material..
Rocket Lab has sourced an extensive design and production team including Launch Vehicle, Propulsion and GNC (Guidance, Navigation and Control)engineers who are leaders in their respective fields across all disciplines of aerospace manufacture. This impressive model rocket is filled with eye-catching features that you’ll enjoy bringing to life. The payload for a 500 km sun-synchronous orbit is 100 kg. Payload to LEO: 225 kg. Electron uses two stages with the same diameter (1.2 m, 3 ft 11 in) filled with RP-1/LOX propellant. The first flight, known as "It's a Test", launched on 25 May 2017 and successfully separated the first and second stages, as well as the fairings.
They announced a new small-payload LEO rocket, Electron, in July 2014 – with first launch anticipated for 2015. Price: $7.5 million.