LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
Success
Wed Jul 13 2022
Rocket Lab

NROL-162 (RASR-3)

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

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(6:30 AM UTC)

Launch Window Start

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(5:00 AM UTC)

Launch Window End

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(7:00 AM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

Location

No Recovery Specified

Type

No Recovery Specified

Rocket Details

Name:

Electron

Description:

Electron is a two-stage orbital expendable launch vehicle (with an optional third stage) developed by the American aerospace company Rocket Lab. Electron is a small-lift launch vehicle designed to launch small satellites and cubesats to sun-synchronous orbit and low earth orbit. The Electron is the first orbital class rocket to use electric-pump-fed engines, powered by the 9 Rutherford engines on the first stage.

Electron rocket
MISSION OVERVIEW
  • Type: Government/Top Secret
  • Classified payload for the US National Reconnaissance Office (NRO).
COMPLEX OVERVIEW

Location

Onenui Station, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand

Pad

Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1A