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Rocket Lab
Official account for Rocket Lab. We build rockets and satellites that open access to space. We turn possibility into capability on orbit.
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Rocket Lab Aug 12
Replying to @LifeAsPatel
Not far away at all. Stay tuned for updates in the coming days.
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Rocket Lab Aug 12
Replying to @RocketLab
And yes, it rained a LOT between these progress shots.
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Rocket Lab Aug 12
LC-1B is taking shape beside LC-1A. Multiple pads = truly responsive launch capability. But also, that view🙌.
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Rocket Lab Aug 12
We’re excited to welcome former Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, Mike Griffin, to Rocket Lab’s board of directors. Mike brings 35+ years of industry experience spanning roles in the DoD, NASA & commercial sector. We’re honored to have him on our team.
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Rocket Lab Aug 11
Replying to @rnbokade
While we do need to abide by ITAR regs, we can (and do!) hire people from around the world for certain roles. We have a diverse team with people from Canada, Australia, France, Belgium, Germany + more. Check the careers page on our site for the full range of available roles.
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SpaceNews Aug 11
. says it’s on track to test recovering an Electron booster later this year as it also improves the payload performance of the small launch vehicle.
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Rocket Lab Aug 10
We’re growing our Spacecraft Operations team! Get in touch if you're a software engineer eager to support the development and on-orbit operations of our growing fleet of Photon satellites. Be part of the next exciting era in Rocket Lab’s evolution:
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Peter Beck Aug 5
Spot the odd one out. S1 recovery booster.
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Rocket Lab Aug 5
This week was a big one for the recovery team. We conducted the final drop test and passed with flying colors. Next step is the real thing - bringing Electron's 1st stage back under a chute on Flight 17!
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Rocket Lab Aug 5
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Rocket Lab Aug 5
T-60 mins until the live Q&A with our founder and CEO . Join us live:
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Rocket Lab Aug 4
The thing we love most about is connecting with the people in this incredible space community. Since we can't do that in person this year, we're hosting a live webcast update and Q&A with our CEO Peter Beck.  Catch you there tomorrow!
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Rocket Lab Aug 4
Replying to @RocketLab
The increased mass capacity has primarily been made possible through advances in the battery tech that powers Rutherford’s electric pumps. We've launched 130 Rutherfords to space, equipping engineers with a wealth of data and knowledge to drive extra performance from the engines.
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Rocket Lab Aug 4
Replying to @RocketLab
Electron has always boasted a payload lift capacity of 150 kg to 500 km to Sun- synchronous orbits, and a maximum lift capacity of 225 kg to lower orbits. Thanks to the performance increase, Electron is now capable of lifting 200 kg to 500 km SSO and up to 300 kg to lower orbits
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Rocket Lab Aug 4
Same rocket, more payload. We’re excited to announce that we’ve increased Electron’s payload capacity to 300 kg (660 lbs) to enable interplanetary missions and to support reusability! Learn more:
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Rocket Lab Aug 3
Replying to @NASA
We cannot wait to launch this incredible mission in support of 's Artemis Program. There's still time to join the team if you want to be part of the Photon Space Systems division making this mission a reality!
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Rocket Lab Aug 3
CAPSTONE will launch aboard Electron from Launch Complex 2 at within . Once Electron reaches LEO, our Photon Lunar spacecraft takes the reigns to put CAPSTONE on a Ballistic Lunar Trajectory.
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Rocket Lab Aug 3
Replying to @RocketLab
CAPSTONE (Cislunar Autonomous Positioning System Technology Operations and Navigation Experiment) will serve as the first spacecraft to test a unique, elliptical lunar orbit. It will validate innovative navigation technologies and verify the dynamics of this halo-shaped orbit.
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Rocket Lab Aug 3
We're launching the CAPSTONE satellite to the Moon for ! As a precursor for Gateway, a Moon-orbiting outpost that's part of the Artemis program, CAPSTONE will help reduce risk for future spacecraft. Learn more about the mission here:
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Peter Beck Aug 3
We are conducting the last full scale drop tests of the flight parachute system today. Drop yesterday went well, just one more drop to do before we can sign the design off for flight.
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