Electron is a two-stage rocket designed and manufactured by Rocket Lab for dedicated access to space of small satellites. This will be the 27th and 28th launch of the Electron rocket.
Proven performance. The world’s first 3D-printed, electric-pump-fed rocket engine.
- 9 Sea-level Rutherford Engines
- Lift-off Thrust: 190 kN (43,000 lbf)
- Peak Thrust: 224 kN (56,000 lbf)
- ISP: 311 seconds
- Single Vacuum Rutherford Engine
- Total Thrust: 25.8 kN (5,800 lbf)
- ISP: 343 seconds
Electron’s unique Kick Stage is designed to deliver small satellites to precise and unique orbits, whether flying as dedicated or rideshare.
- Deployment of payloads at multiple planes/inclinations
- Higher altitude deployment
- Hosted payload support
- Multiple trajectory changes
- Sustained low altitude orbits
- Deorbiting payloads to eliminate space debris
Rocket Lab offers the world’s only private orbital launch range in Mahia, New Zealand. An FAA-licensed spaceport, Launch Complex 1 can provide up to 120 launch opportunities every year. From the site it is possible to reach orbital inclinations from sun-synchronous through to 30 degrees, enabling a wide spectrum of inclinations to service the majority of the satellite industry’s missions to low Earth orbit.