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- Published On: 2022-04-24 00:57:39
- Video Published/Author: TheSpaceBucket
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We have seen Rocket Lab’s Electron lift off many times over the past few years. As the company continues to increase the number of missions, we see a greater number of launches. However, all of these missions have been from Launch Complex 1 in New Zealand. Thankfully, after quite a while, this is set to change not long from now apart of the HawkEye 360 missions that were just confirmed.
This mission will see Rocket Lab deliver 15 satellites to low Earth orbit across three Electron missions anticipated between late 2022 and 2024. However, the most exciting part of this mission is not necessarily the cargo but instead the launch site. Rocket Lab announced that one of the missions is scheduled to be its inaugural Electron mission from Launch Complex 2 in Virginia.
This is very promising news as the company continues to ramp up launches and missions with different customers. A great example of this is the second launch pad within Launch Complex 1 recently finishing construction and working to increase Rocket Lab’s launch opportunities. Here I will go more in-depth into this upcoming mission, the first mission launching from Virginia, and more.
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HawkEye360 – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOCxi4OQGoSi9f9xB0HngmA
Rocket Lab – https://www.youtube.com/c/RocketLabNZ
0:00 – Intro
1:11 – First Virginia Mission
6:01 – HawkEye 360