Category Archives: Electron

Electron delivered to the launch site

Second Electron rocket was delivered from Rocket Lab’s factory in Auckland to  Launch Complex 1 on Mahia Peninsula placed 200 km to south east. After failed first launch attempt on May 25, 2017, Rocket Lab announced that second test flight is planned before end of 2017. For all spaceflights fans in New Zealand we have…
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Electron disaster explained

Rocket Labs announced last Monday (August 7, 2017) about reasons for disaster of their Electron rocket "It’s a Test" during its maiden flight  performed on May 25, 2017 at New Zealand's Launch Complex 1 at Mahia Peninsula. First flight of 17 m long rocket (1.2 m of diameter) powered with nine Rutherford engines fueled RP-1/LOX…
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Electron launched from Launch Complex 1

Rocket Lab managed to launch their first Electron rocket from Launch Complex 1 placed on the Mahia Peninsula in New Zealand. Launch was successful but main objective was not be achieved - Rocket Lab announced in the official statement after mission. This was great day for Rocket Lab, American company with research facilities in the United States and…
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Electron debut planned for Monday

American company Rocket Lab is going to launch their Electron rocket this week using New Zealand's latest launch complex placed on Mahia Peninsula near North Island. This will be real test of alternative approach for rocket design. Electron is lightweight small launch vehicle made mostly of aircraft alloys and carbon fiber and equipped with nine Rutherford…
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First flight of Electron is getting close !

Rocket Lab, Company from New Zealand announced about finishing last tests before planned for 2017 first flight of their Electron. This small launch vehicle designed for commercial missions covering delivering Cubesat satellites to Sun-synchronous orbit. Rocket Lab already has delivered Electron to their Launch Complex 1 placed at Mahia Peninsula. Rocket will be checked and…
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