Upcoming Rocket Lab Rocket Launches to Space, Livestreams & Events

All Rocket Lab dates are estimates based on the latest available information and may change
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NASA Rocket Lab Ready, Aim, PREFIRE (PREFIRE-1)

UPDATED • DELAYED

 

Launch Complex 1 Pad B (LC-1B) | Māhia Peninsula New ZealandElectron Rocket | Nine Rutherford LOX / Kerosene (Kerolox) Electric Pump Fed Engines | Second Stage Single Vacuum Rutherford • NASA Venture-Class Acquisition of Dedicated and Rideshare (VADR)NASA Polar Radiant Energy in the Far-InfraRed Experiment (PREFIRE) Mission 1 | NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) | University of Wisconsin–Madison (UW–Madison) Space Science and Engineering Center (SSEC)Low Earth Orbit (LEO)Press Kit

@RocketLab Electron is ready to go to space but the weather says 🙅‍♂️ With a ⛈️ severe weather system ⛈️ moving through LC-1 in the coming days, we're now targeting no earlier than May 25th for 'Ready, Aim, PREFIRE' - the first of twin launches for NASA's PREFIRE mission

NASA PREFIRE

NASA Rocket Lab PREFIRE and Ice (PREFIRE-2)

May

Launch Complex 1 Pad B (LC-1B) | Māhia Peninsula New ZealandElectron Rocket | Nine Rutherford LOX / Kerosene (Kerolox) Electric Pump Fed Engines | Second Stage Single Vacuum Rutherford • NASA Polar Radiant Energy in the Far-InfraRed Experiment (PREFIRE) Mission 2 | NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) | University of Wisconsin–Madison (UW–Madison) Space Science and Engineering Center (SSEC)Low Earth Orbit (LEO)

@RocketLab Two Electron launches, one very important climate change mission for NASA. PREFIRE will study Arctic warming to help researchers fight against rising sea levels and melting ice sheets. We’re proud to support this latest NASA mission with two Electron launches from LC-1 in mid 2024

NASA PREFIRE

Classified Rocket Lab HASTE Flight 2

2024

Launch Complex 2 (LC-2) | Launch Complex 0 Pad C (LP-0C) Virginia Spaceport Authority Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) | NASA Wallops Flight FacilityElectron Rocket | Nine Rutherford LOX / Kerosene (Kerolox) Electric Pump Fed Engines | Second Stage Single Rutherford | Modified Curie Kick StageHypersonic Accelerator Suborbital Test Electron (HASTE)

@RocketLab Recently we debuted HASTE, our Hypersonic Accelerator Suborbital Test Electron, with a successful launch from LC-2 at Wallops. We're pleased to announce a new HASTE launch is already booked! 🤝 🎉 We're proud to deliver this critical capability and accelerate hypersonic innovation from Virginia's eastern shore

Rocket Lab Electron at Launch Complex 2, Wallops Island, Virginia

NASA ESCAPADE New Glenn

UPDATED • REMANIFESTED • DELAYED

August

Launch Complex 16 (LC-36) | Cape Canaveral Space Force Station (CCSFS)NASA Venture-Class Acquisition of Dedicated and Rideshare (VADR) Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) | Small Innovative Missions for Planetary Exploration (SIMPLEx) • Blue Origin New Glenn Reusable | Seven BE-4 Engines • Second Stage | Three BE-3U Upper Stage Engines • Escape and Plasma Acceleration and Dynamics Explorers (EscaPADE)Rocket Lab ESCAPADE | Twin Photon Explorer Spacecraft | HyperCurie Engine • Mars | Explorer

@blueorigin We’re honored to have been selected by NASA's Launch Services Program to launch the ESCAPADE science mission on New Glenn. With ESCAPADE, NASA will study Mars’ magnetosphere

Blue Origin New Glenn

NASA Rocket Lab LOXSAT

 

Launch Complex 1 (LC-1) | Māhia Peninsula New ZealandElectron Rocket | Nine Rutherford LOX / Kerosene (Kerolox) Electric Pump Fed Engines | Second Stage Single Vacuum Rutherford | Photon Upper Stage | Curie EngineNASA Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD)NASA Tipping Point ProgramEta Space LOXSATLow Earth Orbit (LEO)

@RocketLab LOXSAT is an incredibly exciting and ambitious mission. Electron and Photon will conduct a flight demonstration of a complete cryogenic fluid management system in orbit for NASA and Eta Space - essentially building, launching, and testing a cryogenic fuel depot in space!

Eta Space LOXSAT

NASA SpaceX IMAP SWFO-L1 GLIDE Rideshare

February 2025

TBC Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) | Cape Canaveral Space Force Station (CCSFS)Falcon 9 Block 5 TBC • TBC Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship (ASDS) • NASA Solar Terrestrial Probes (STP)NASA Interstellar Mapping and Acceleration Probe (IMAP) | Princeton UniversityNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Environmental Satellite Data and Information Service (NEDIS) Space Weather Follow On Lagrange 1 (SWFO-L1) | Ball Aerospace | Rocket LabNASA Carruthers Geocorona Observatory | GLIDE (Global Lyman-alpha Imagers of the Dynamic Exosphere) | Rocket Lab Sun-Earth Lagrange Point 1 (L1)

NASA Interstellar Mapping and Acceleration Probe (IMAP)

Rocket Lab Neutron Test Flight

2025

Launch Complex 3 (LC-3) | NASA Wallops Flight Facility • Maiden Flight Rocket Lab Neutron RocketLow Earth Orbit (LEO)

@RocketLab Neutron’s launch site is taking shape. While we’re gearing up for the next Electron launch from NASA Wallops Flight Facility in the coming days, here’s what the Neutron team have been up to on the new pad right next door.
Neutron's water tower has arrived at LC-3! The 283 ft / 86 m tall tower has a 200,000-gallon capacity to feed Neutron’s deluge system which protects the pad from the intense heat and vibration from the Archimedes engines on lift-off.
Concrete is flowing fast on the launch mount, a dedicated new pad for Neutron designed to enable rapid turnaround between missions.
Just a 5-minute drive from the pad, the Neutron Integration Facility is under construction. It’s from this facility that completed Neutron rockets will roll out to the pad before taking to the skies

Rocket Lab Neutron

Recent Videos of Rocket Lab Rocket Launches to Space & Events

Classified Rocket Lab Live and Let Fly NROL-123

 

Launch Complex 2 (LC-2) | Launch Complex 0 Pad C (LP-0C) Virginia Spaceport Authority Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) | NASA Wallops Flight FacilityElectron Rocket | Nine Rutherford LOX / Kerosene (Kerolox) Electric Pump Fed Engines | Second Stage Single Vacuum Rutherford | Curie Kick StageNational Reconnaissance Office (NRO) Rapid Acquisition of a Small Rocket (RASR) NROL-123Low Earth Orbit (LEO)Press Kit

SpaceX Transporter-10 Smallsat Rideshare

NO OFFICIAL YOUTUBE LIVESTREAM

 

Space Launch Complex 4 East (SLC-4E) | Vandenberg Space Force Base (VSFB)Falcon 9 Block 5 B1081.5 Flight 5 • Return to Landing Site (RTLS) Landing Zone 4 (LZ-4) • TransporterApex Space Aries Call to Adventure | Orbit Fab | Ubotica CogniSatAxelspace Pyxis • Educational Launch of Nanosatellites (ELaNa) 57 • Earth Observant (EOI) Very Low Earth Orbit (VLEO) (6)Exolaunch EXOpod Nova (8) CarboNIX (12) | Unseenlabs Bro-12 & Bro-13 | Muon Space MuSat-2 | OrbAstro TR2 | Sidus Space LizzieSat-1New Zealand Space Agency | Rocket Lab | University of Auckland Space Institute Mission Operations Control Centre (MOCC) | MethaneSATMaverick Space Systems | Orbital Sidekick (OSK) Global Hyperspectral Observation Satellite (GHOSt) 4, 5 & 6SEOPS | Quantum Space Sentry Scout-1True Anomaly Jackals (2)Sun-Synchronous Orbit (SSO) | Heliosynchronous Orbit

NASA Rocket Lab Baby Come Back Starling Smallsat Rideshare

 

Launch Complex 1 Pad B (LC-1B) | Māhia Peninsula New ZealandElectron Rocket | Nine Rutherford LOX / Kerosene (Kerolox) Electric Pump Fed Engines | Second Stage Single Vacuum Rutherford | Curie Kick StageNASA Small Spacecraft Technology Program (SSTP) | 4 NASA Starling (Blinky, Pinky, Inky & Clyde)Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) DEFIANT | Exolaunch | Telesat LEO 3 Demo | 2 Spire Global Global Navigation Satellite System Radio Occulation (GNSS-RO)Sun-Synchronous Orbit (SSO) | Heliosynchronous OrbitPress KitAdvisory

Classified Rocket Lab HASTE Scout's Arrow MACH-TB Suborbital Hypersonic Test Flight (DYNAMO-A)

 

Launch Complex 2 (LC-2) | Launch Complex 0 Pad C (LP-0C) Virginia Spaceport Authority Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) | NASA Wallops Flight FacilityElectron Rocket | Nine Rutherford LOX / Kerosene (Kerolox) Electric Pump Fed Engines | Second Stage Single Rutherford | Modified Curie Kick StageHypersonic Accelerator Suborbital Test Electron (HASTE)Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division (NSWC Crane)Leidos Dynetics Multi-Service Advanced Capability Hypersonic Test Bed (MACH-TB)FCC

SpaceX Transporter-8 Smallsat Rideshare

 

Space Launch Complex 4 East (SLC-4E) | Vandenberg Space Force Base (VSFB)Falcon 9 Block 5 B1071.9 Flight 9 • Return to Landing Site (RTLS) Landing Zone 4 (LZ-4) • Transporter | 72 Spacecraft • D-Orbit Above the Sky ION SCV011 Savvy Simon | ODIN-DU1 Sensor | Alba Orbital Cluster 7 (6) | Lockheed Martin Blackjack Aces-1 / Aces-2 / Aces-3 / Aces-4 | Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) | ExoTerra Resources Halo ThrustersExolaunch EXOpod Nova & CarboNIX (32) | ICEYE (4) | Muon Space MuSat-1 | Satlantis GEI-SAT Precursor | Spire Global (3 LEMUR-2) | Swarm Technologies 14 SpaceBEEs | Turion Space DROID.001iQPS QPS-SAR-6 (AMATERU-III)Launcher Orbiter SN3 | Starfish Space Otter Pup Prototype | Anomaly • Maverick Space Systems | United States Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) XVI Link-16 | Orbital Sidekick (OSK) Global Hyperspectral Observation Satellite (GHOSt) 3Outpost Ferry Mission 1 (Failure is an Option)Satellogic Aleph-1 (4 ÑuSat)Terran Orbital | ImageSat International (ISI) | RUNNER-1 FASat-Delta • Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) | SatVu HOTSAT-1Varda Space Industries Winnebago-1 | Rocket Lab Photon PioneerSun-Synchronous Orbit (SSO) | Heliosynchronous OrbitFCC

NASA Rocket Lab Coming to a Storm Near You TROPICS-3

 

Launch Complex 1 Pad B (LC-1B) | Māhia Peninsula New ZealandElectron Rocket | Nine Rutherford LOX / Kerosene (Kerolox) Electric Pump Fed Engines | Second Stage Single Vacuum Rutherford • NASA Venture-Class Acquisition of Dedicated and Rideshare (VADR)Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Lincoln Laboratory (MITLL)Blue Canyon Technologies (BCT)NASA Time-Resolved Observations of Precipitation structure and storm Intensity with a Constellation of Smallsats (TROPICS) Mission 2 • Low Earth Orbit (LEO)Press KitAdvisory

NASA Rocket Lab Rocket Like a Hurricane TROPICS-2

 

Launch Complex 1 Pad B (LC-1B) | Māhia Peninsula New ZealandElectron Rocket | Nine Rutherford LOX / Kerosene (Kerolox) Electric Pump Fed Engines | Second Stage Single Vacuum Rutherford | Curie Kick StageNASA Venture-Class Acquisition of Dedicated and Rideshare (VADR)Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Lincoln Laboratory (MITLL) | Blue Canyon Technologies (BCT)NASA Time-Resolved Observations of Precipitation structure and storm Intensity with a Constellation of Smallsats (TROPICS) Mission 1 • Low Earth Orbit (LEO)Press KitAdvisory

Rocket Lab Virginia is for Launch Lovers LC-2 First Launch HawkEye 360

 

First Launch Launch Complex 2 (LC-2) | Launch Complex 0 Pad C (LP-0C) Virginia Spaceport Authority Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) | NASA Wallops Flight FacilityElectron Rocket | Nine Rutherford LOX / Kerosene (Kerolox) Electric Pump Fed Engines | Second Stage Single Vacuum Rutherford | Curie Kick StageHawkEye 360 Cluster 6 (6A, 6B, 6C)Low Earth Orbit (LEO)Press KitAdvisory

SNSA Rocket Lab Catch Me If You Can MATS

 

Launch Complex 1 Pad B (LC-1B) | Māhia Peninsula New ZealandElectron Rocket | Nine Rutherford LOX / Kerosene (Kerolox) Electric Pump Fed Engines | Second Stage Single Vacuum Rutherford • Sikorsky S-92 Helicopter CaptureCurie Kick StageRymdstyrelsen / Swedish National Space Agency (SNSA)Mesospheric Airglow/Aerosol Tomography and Spectroscopy (MATS)Department of Meteorology at Stockholm University (MISU)Exolaunch | OHB Sweden InnoSat SML | OHB SwedenSun-Synchronous Orbit (SSO) | Heliosynchronous OrbitPress KitAdvisory

NOAA Rocket Lab It Argos Up From Here Argos-4 A-DCS GAzelle (OTB-3)

 

Launch Complex 1 Pad B (LC-1B) | Māhia Peninsula New ZealandElectron Rocket | Nine Rutherford LOX / Kerosene (Kerolox) Electric Pump Fed Engines | Second Stage Single Vacuum Rutherford | Curie Kick StageGeneral Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) Orbital Test Bed 3 (OTB-3)NOAA National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) Argos-4Advanced Data Collection System (A-DCS) • Hosted Payload Argos Worldwide Data Collection SystemLow Earth Orbit (LEO)Press KitAdvisory

NASA Rocket Lab CAPSTONE Final HyperCurie Burn to the Moon

 

Lunar Photon Explorer | HyperCurie Engine • NASA Cislunar Autonomous Positioning System Technology Operations and Navigation Experiment (CAPSTONE)NASA Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD)NASA Small Spacecraft Technology Program (SSTP)NASA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)Terran OrbitalAdvanced SpaceStellar ExplorationLow-Energy Ballistic Lunar Transfer (BLT) • Near Rectilinear Halo Orbit (NRHO) • Moon | ExplorerPress Kit

NASA Rocket Lab CAPSTONE CubeSat to the Moon

 

Launch Complex 1 Pad B (LC-1B) | Māhia Peninsula New ZealandElectron Rocket | Nine Rutherford LOX / Kerosene (Kerolox) Electric Pump Fed Engines | Second Stage Single Vacuum Rutherford | Lunar Photon Explorer | HyperCurie Engine • NASA Cislunar Autonomous Positioning System Technology Operations and Navigation Experiment (CAPSTONE)NASA Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD)NASA Small Spacecraft Technology Program (SSTP)NASA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)Terran OrbitalAdvanced SpaceStellar ExplorationLow-Energy Ballistic Lunar Transfer (BLT) • Near Rectilinear Halo Orbit (NRHO) • Moon | ExplorerPress Kit

Rocket Lab There and Back Again Smallsat Rideshare

 

Launch Complex 1 Pad A (LC-1A) | Māhia Peninsula New ZealandElectron Rocket • 26 Launches • Nine Rutherford LOX / Kerosene (Kerolox) Electric Pump Fed Engines | Second Stage Single Vacuum Rutherford • Sikorsky S-92 Helicopter Capture • Curie Kick Stage • 34 Spacecraft • Alba Orbital Cluster X (4)Astrix AstronauticsAurora Propulsion Technologies AuroraSat-1E-SpaceSpaceflight RL-9Swarm Technologies SpaceBEEsUnseenlabs Bro-6Sun-Synchronous Orbit (SSO) | Heliosynchronous OrbitPress Kit

Schedule of Upcoming Rocket Lab Rocket Launches to Space, Livestreams & Events

All Rocket Lab dates are estimates based on the latest available information and may change
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  • TBC (To Be Confirmed)
  • TBD (To Be Determined)
DateMissionLivestreamNotes
NET 2024-05-25 07:15 UTCNASA Rocket Lab Ready, Aim, PREFIRE (PREFIRE-1)Launch Complex 1 Pad B (LC-1B) | Māhia Peninsula New ZealandElectron Rocket | Nine Rutherford LOX / Kerosene (Kerolox) Electric Pump Fed Engines | Second Stage Single Vacuum Rutherford • NASA Venture-Class Acquisition of Dedicated and Rideshare (VADR)NASA Polar Radiant Energy in the Far-InfraRed Experiment (PREFIRE) Mission 1 | NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) | University of Wisconsin–Madison (UW–Madison) Space Science and Engineering Center (SSEC)Low Earth Orbit (LEO)Press Kit
MayNASA Rocket Lab PREFIRE and Ice (PREFIRE-2)Launch Complex 1 Pad B (LC-1B) | Māhia Peninsula New ZealandElectron Rocket | Nine Rutherford LOX / Kerosene (Kerolox) Electric Pump Fed Engines | Second Stage Single Vacuum Rutherford • NASA Polar Radiant Energy in the Far-InfraRed Experiment (PREFIRE) Mission 2 | NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) | University of Wisconsin–Madison (UW–Madison) Space Science and Engineering Center (SSEC)Low Earth Orbit (LEO)
2024Rocket Lab Capella-13 (Acadia-3)Launch Complex 1 (LC-1) | Māhia Peninsula New ZealandElectron Rocket | Nine Rutherford LOX / Kerosene (Kerolox) Electric Pump Fed Engines | Second Stage Single Vacuum Rutherford | Curie Kick StageCapella Space AcadiaLow Earth Orbit (LEO)
2024Rocket Lab StriX-4Launch Complex 1 (LC-1) | Māhia Peninsula New ZealandElectron Rocket | Nine Rutherford LOX / Kerosene (Kerolox) Electric Pump Fed Engines | Second Stage Single Vacuum Rutherford | Curie Kick StageSynspective StriX-4Low Earth Orbit (LEO)
2024Rocket Lab TBC BlackSky-22 & BlackSky-23Launch Complex 1 (LC-1) | Māhia Peninsula New ZealandElectron Rocket | Nine Rutherford LOX / Kerosene (Kerolox) Electric Pump Fed Engines | Second Stage Single Vacuum Rutherford | Curie Kick StageSpaceflight RL-12BlackSky Gen-3Low Earth Orbit (LEO)
2024Classified Rocket Lab HASTE Flight 2Launch Complex 2 (LC-2) | Launch Complex 0 Pad C (LP-0C) Virginia Spaceport Authority Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) | NASA Wallops Flight FacilityElectron Rocket | Nine Rutherford LOX / Kerosene (Kerolox) Electric Pump Fed Engines | Second Stage Single Rutherford | Modified Curie Kick StageHypersonic Accelerator Suborbital Test Electron (HASTE)
2024Rocket Lab TBC BlackSky-24 & BlackSky-25Launch Complex 1 (LC-1) | Māhia Peninsula New ZealandElectron Rocket | Nine Rutherford LOX / Kerosene (Kerolox) Electric Pump Fed Engines | Second Stage Single Vacuum Rutherford | Curie Kick StageSpaceflight RL-12BlackSky Gen-3Low Earth Orbit (LEO)
NET 2024-06-10 TBC UTCRocket Lab Kinéis-1 (1-5)Launch Complex 1 (LC-1) | Māhia Peninsula New ZealandElectron Rocket | Nine Rutherford LOX / Kerosene (Kerolox) Electric Pump Fed Engines | Second Stage Single Vacuum Rutherford | Curie Kick Stage • 5 KinéisLow Earth Orbit (LEO)Press Kit
2024Rocket Lab TBC BlackSky-26 & BlackSky-27Launch Complex 1 (LC-1) | Māhia Peninsula New ZealandElectron Rocket | Nine Rutherford LOX / Kerosene (Kerolox) Electric Pump Fed Engines | Second Stage Single Vacuum Rutherford | Curie Kick StageSpaceflight RL-12BlackSky Gen-3Low Earth Orbit (LEO)
2024Rocket Lab TBC BlackSky-28 & BlackSky-29Launch Complex 1 (LC-1) | Māhia Peninsula New ZealandElectron Rocket | Nine Rutherford LOX / Kerosene (Kerolox) Electric Pump Fed Engines | Second Stage Single Vacuum Rutherford | Curie Kick StageSpaceflight RL-12BlackSky Gen-3Low Earth Orbit (LEO)
2024Rocket Lab TBC BlackSky-30 & BlackSky-31Launch Complex 1 (LC-1) | Māhia Peninsula New ZealandElectron Rocket | Nine Rutherford LOX / Kerosene (Kerolox) Electric Pump Fed Engines | Second Stage Single Vacuum Rutherford | Curie Kick StageSpaceflight RL-12BlackSky Gen-3Low Earth Orbit (LEO)
2024Rocket Lab NorthStar-2 (5-8 of 12)Launch Complex 1 (LC-1) | Māhia Peninsula New ZealandElectron Rocket | Nine Rutherford LOX / Kerosene (Kerolox) Electric Pump Fed Engines | Second Stage Single Vacuum Rutherford | Curie Kick Stage • 4 NorthStar Earth & SpaceLow Earth Orbit (LEO)
2024Rocket Lab NorthStar-3 (9-12 of 12)Launch Complex 1 (LC-1) | Māhia Peninsula New ZealandElectron Rocket | Nine Rutherford LOX / Kerosene (Kerolox) Electric Pump Fed Engines | Second Stage Single Vacuum Rutherford | Curie Kick Stage • 4 NorthStar Earth & SpaceLow Earth Orbit (LEO)
2024Rocket Lab Kinéis-2 (6-10)Launch Complex 1 (LC-1) | Māhia Peninsula New ZealandElectron Rocket | Nine Rutherford LOX / Kerosene (Kerolox) Electric Pump Fed Engines | Second Stage Single Vacuum Rutherford | Curie Kick Stage •5 KinéisLow Earth Orbit (LEO)
AugustNASA ESCAPADE New GlennLaunch Complex 16 (LC-36) | Cape Canaveral Space Force Station (CCSFS)NASA Venture-Class Acquisition of Dedicated and Rideshare (VADR) Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) | Small Innovative Missions for Planetary Exploration (SIMPLEx) • Blue Origin New Glenn Reusable | Seven BE-4 Engines • Second Stage | Three BE-3U Upper Stage Engines • Escape and Plasma Acceleration and Dynamics Explorers (EscaPADE)Rocket Lab ESCAPADE | Twin Photon Explorer Spacecraft | HyperCurie Engine • Mars | Explorer
2024Rocket Lab Kinéis-3 (11-15)Launch Complex 1 (LC-1) | Māhia Peninsula New ZealandElectron Rocket | Nine Rutherford LOX / Kerosene (Kerolox) Electric Pump Fed Engines | Second Stage Single Vacuum Rutherford | Curie Kick Stage • 5 KinéisLow Earth Orbit (LEO)
2024-09-11 12:00 UTCNASA Rocket Lab LOXSATLaunch Complex 1 (LC-1) | Māhia Peninsula New ZealandElectron Rocket | Nine Rutherford LOX / Kerosene (Kerolox) Electric Pump Fed Engines | Second Stage Single Vacuum Rutherford | Photon Upper Stage | Curie EngineNASA Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD)NASA Tipping Point ProgramEta Space LOXSATLow Earth Orbit (LEO)
2024Rocket Lab Kinéis-4 (16-20)Launch Complex 1 (LC-1) | Māhia Peninsula New ZealandElectron Rocket | Nine Rutherford LOX / Kerosene (Kerolox) Electric Pump Fed Engines | Second Stage Single Vacuum Rutherford | Curie Kick Stage • 5 KinéisLow Earth Orbit (LEO)
2024Rocket Lab Kinéis-5 (21-25)Launch Complex 1 (LC-1) | Māhia Peninsula New ZealandElectron Rocket | Nine Rutherford LOX / Kerosene (Kerolox) Electric Pump Fed Engines | Second Stage Single Vacuum Rutherford | Curie Kick Stage • 5 KinéisLow Earth Orbit (LEO)
NET 2024-12-30 TBC UTCRocket Lab Private Mission to VenusLaunch Complex 1 Pad A (LC-1A) | Māhia Peninsula New ZealandElectron Rocket | Nine Rutherford LOX / Kerosene (Kerolox) Electric Pump Fed Engines | Second Stage Single Vacuum Rutherford | Photon Explorer | HyperCurie Engine • Trans-Venus Injection (TVI) • MIT Venus Life Finder (VLF)Venus | Explorer
February 2025NASA SpaceX IMAP SWFO-L1 GLIDE RideshareTBC Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) | Cape Canaveral Space Force Station (CCSFS)Falcon 9 Block 5 TBC • TBC Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship (ASDS) • NASA Solar Terrestrial Probes (STP)NASA Interstellar Mapping and Acceleration Probe (IMAP) | Princeton UniversityNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Environmental Satellite Data and Information Service (NEDIS) Space Weather Follow On Lagrange 1 (SWFO-L1) | Ball Aerospace | Rocket LabNASA Carruthers Geocorona Observatory | GLIDE (Global Lyman-alpha Imagers of the Dynamic Exosphere) | Rocket Lab Sun-Earth Lagrange Point 1 (L1)
2025Rocket Lab Neutron Test FlightLaunch Complex 3 (LC-3) | NASA Wallops Flight Facility • Maiden Flight Rocket Lab Neutron RocketLow Earth Orbit (LEO)

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Recent Rocket Lab Rocket Launches to Space & Events

DateMissionNotes
2024-04-23 22:32 UTCRocket Lab Beginning Of The Swarm NeonSat-1 NASA ACS3 RideshareLaunch Complex 1 (LC-1) | Māhia Peninsula New ZealandElectron Rocket | Nine Rutherford LOX / Kerosene (Kerolox) Electric Pump Fed Engines | Second Stage Single Vacuum Rutherford | Curie Kick StageSouth Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) NeonSat-1NASA Advanced Composite Solar Sail System (ACS3)Low Earth Orbit (LEO)Press Kit
2024-03-21 07:25 UTCClassified Rocket Lab Live and Let Fly NROL-123Launch Complex 2 (LC-2) | Launch Complex 0 Pad C (LP-0C) Virginia Spaceport Authority Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) | NASA Wallops Flight FacilityElectron Rocket | Nine Rutherford LOX / Kerosene (Kerolox) Electric Pump Fed Engines | Second Stage Single Vacuum Rutherford | Curie Kick StageNational Reconnaissance Office (NRO) Rapid Acquisition of a Small Rocket (RASR) NROL-123Low Earth Orbit (LEO)Press Kit
2024-03-12 15:03 UTCRocket Lab Owl Night Long StriX-3Launch Complex 1 Pad B (LC-1B) | Māhia Peninsula New ZealandElectron Rocket | Nine Rutherford LOX / Kerosene (Kerolox) Electric Pump Fed Engines | Second Stage Single Vacuum Rutherford | Curie Kick StageSynspective StriX-3Low Earth Orbit (LEO)Press Kit
2024-03-04 22:05 UTCSpaceX Transporter-10 Smallsat RideshareSpace Launch Complex 4 East (SLC-4E) | Vandenberg Space Force Base (VSFB)Falcon 9 Block 5 B1081.5 Flight 5 • Return to Landing Site (RTLS) Landing Zone 4 (LZ-4) • TransporterApex Space Aries Call to Adventure | Orbit Fab | Ubotica CogniSatAxelspace Pyxis • Educational Launch of Nanosatellites (ELaNa) 57 • Earth Observant (EOI) Very Low Earth Orbit (VLEO) (6)Exolaunch EXOpod Nova (8) CarboNIX (12) | Unseenlabs Bro-12 & Bro-13 | Muon Space MuSat-2 | OrbAstro TR2 | Sidus Space LizzieSat-1New Zealand Space Agency | Rocket Lab | University of Auckland Space Institute Mission Operations Control Centre (MOCC) | MethaneSATMaverick Space Systems | Orbital Sidekick (OSK) Global Hyperspectral Observation Satellite (GHOSt) 4, 5 & 6SEOPS | Quantum Space Sentry Scout-1True Anomaly Jackals (2)Sun-Synchronous Orbit (SSO) | Heliosynchronous Orbit
2024-02-18 14:52 UTCRocket Lab On Closer Inspection ADRAS-J CRD2Launch Complex 1 Pad B (LC-1B) | Māhia Peninsula New ZealandElectron Rocket | Nine Rutherford LOX / Kerosene (Kerolox) Electric Pump Fed Engines | Second Stage Single Vacuum Rutherford | Curie Kick StageJapan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Commercial Debris Removal Demonstration (CRD2)Active Debris Removal by Astroscale-Japan (ADRAS-J)Low Earth Orbit (LEO)
2024-01-31 06:34 UTCRocket Lab Four of a Kind NorthStar-1 (1-4 of 12)Launch Complex 1 Pad B (LC-1B) | Māhia Peninsula New ZealandElectron Rocket | Nine Rutherford LOX / Kerosene (Kerolox) Electric Pump Fed Engines | Second Stage Single Vacuum Rutherford | Curie Kick StageExolaunch EXOpod Nova | Spire Global | 4 NorthStar Earth & SpaceLow Earth Orbit (LEO)Press Kit
2023-12-15 04:05 UTCRocket Lab The Moon God Awakens QPS-SAR-5 (TSUKUYOMI-I)Launch Complex 1 Pad B (LC-1B) | Māhia Peninsula New Zealand • Return to Flight Electron Rocket | Nine Rutherford LOX / Kerosene (Kerolox) Electric Pump Fed Engines | Second Stage Single Vacuum Rutherford | Curie Kick StageiQPS QPS-SAR-5 (TSUKUYOMI-I)Low Earth Orbit (LEO)Press Kit
2023-09-19 06:55 UTCRocket Lab We Will Never Desert You Capella-12 (Acadia-2)Launch Complex 1 Pad B (LC-1B) | Māhia Peninsula New ZealandElectron Rocket | Nine Rutherford LOX / Kerosene (Kerolox) Electric Pump Fed Engines | Second Stage Single Vacuum Rutherford | Curie Kick StageCapella Space Acadia • Second Stage Anomaly • Press KitAdvisory
2023-08-23 23:45 UTCRocket Lab We Love the Nightlife Capella-11 (Acadia-1)Launch Complex 1 Pad B (LC-1B) | Māhia Peninsula New ZealandElectron Rocket | Nine Rutherford LOX / Kerosene (Kerolox) Electric Pump Fed Engines | Second Stage Single Vacuum Rutherford | Curie Kick StageCapella Space AcadiaLow Earth Orbit (LEO)Press KitAdvisory
2023-07-18 01:27 UTCNASA Rocket Lab Baby Come Back Starling Smallsat RideshareLaunch Complex 1 Pad B (LC-1B) | Māhia Peninsula New ZealandElectron Rocket | Nine Rutherford LOX / Kerosene (Kerolox) Electric Pump Fed Engines | Second Stage Single Vacuum Rutherford | Curie Kick StageNASA Small Spacecraft Technology Program (SSTP) | 4 NASA Starling (Blinky, Pinky, Inky & Clyde)Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) DEFIANT | Exolaunch | Telesat LEO 3 Demo | 2 Spire Global Global Navigation Satellite System Radio Occulation (GNSS-RO)Sun-Synchronous Orbit (SSO) | Heliosynchronous OrbitPress KitAdvisory
2023-06-18 01:24 UTCClassified Rocket Lab HASTE Scout's Arrow MACH-TB Suborbital Hypersonic Test Flight (DYNAMO-A)Launch Complex 2 (LC-2) | Launch Complex 0 Pad C (LP-0C) Virginia Spaceport Authority Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) | NASA Wallops Flight FacilityElectron Rocket | Nine Rutherford LOX / Kerosene (Kerolox) Electric Pump Fed Engines | Second Stage Single Rutherford | Modified Curie Kick StageHypersonic Accelerator Suborbital Test Electron (HASTE)Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division (NSWC Crane)Leidos Dynetics Multi-Service Advanced Capability Hypersonic Test Bed (MACH-TB)FCC
2023-06-12 21:35 UTCSpaceX Transporter-8 Smallsat RideshareSpace Launch Complex 4 East (SLC-4E) | Vandenberg Space Force Base (VSFB)Falcon 9 Block 5 B1071.9 Flight 9 • Return to Landing Site (RTLS) Landing Zone 4 (LZ-4) • Transporter | 72 Spacecraft • D-Orbit Above the Sky ION SCV011 Savvy Simon | ODIN-DU1 Sensor | Alba Orbital Cluster 7 (6) | Lockheed Martin Blackjack Aces-1 / Aces-2 / Aces-3 / Aces-4 | Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) | ExoTerra Resources Halo ThrustersExolaunch EXOpod Nova & CarboNIX (32) | ICEYE (4) | Muon Space MuSat-1 | Satlantis GEI-SAT Precursor | Spire Global (3 LEMUR-2) | Swarm Technologies 14 SpaceBEEs | Turion Space DROID.001iQPS QPS-SAR-6 (AMATERU-III)Launcher Orbiter SN3 | Starfish Space Otter Pup Prototype | Anomaly • Maverick Space Systems | United States Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) XVI Link-16 | Orbital Sidekick (OSK) Global Hyperspectral Observation Satellite (GHOSt) 3Outpost Ferry Mission 1 (Failure is an Option)Satellogic Aleph-1 (4 ÑuSat)Terran Orbital | ImageSat International (ISI) | RUNNER-1 FASat-Delta • Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) | SatVu HOTSAT-1Varda Space Industries Winnebago-1 | Rocket Lab Photon PioneerSun-Synchronous Orbit (SSO) | Heliosynchronous OrbitFCC
2023-05-26 03:46 UTCNASA Rocket Lab Coming to a Storm Near You TROPICS-3Launch Complex 1 Pad B (LC-1B) | Māhia Peninsula New ZealandElectron Rocket | Nine Rutherford LOX / Kerosene (Kerolox) Electric Pump Fed Engines | Second Stage Single Vacuum Rutherford • NASA Venture-Class Acquisition of Dedicated and Rideshare (VADR)Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Lincoln Laboratory (MITLL)Blue Canyon Technologies (BCT)NASA Time-Resolved Observations of Precipitation structure and storm Intensity with a Constellation of Smallsats (TROPICS) Mission 2 • Low Earth Orbit (LEO)Press KitAdvisory
2023-05-08 01:00 UTCNASA Rocket Lab Rocket Like a Hurricane TROPICS-2Launch Complex 1 Pad B (LC-1B) | Māhia Peninsula New ZealandElectron Rocket | Nine Rutherford LOX / Kerosene (Kerolox) Electric Pump Fed Engines | Second Stage Single Vacuum Rutherford | Curie Kick StageNASA Venture-Class Acquisition of Dedicated and Rideshare (VADR)Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Lincoln Laboratory (MITLL) | Blue Canyon Technologies (BCT)NASA Time-Resolved Observations of Precipitation structure and storm Intensity with a Constellation of Smallsats (TROPICS) Mission 1 • Low Earth Orbit (LEO)Press KitAdvisory
2023-03-24 09:14 UTCRocket Lab The Beat Goes On BlackSky-20 & BlackSky-21Launch Complex 1 Pad B (LC-1B) | Māhia Peninsula New ZealandElectron Rocket | Nine Rutherford LOX / Kerosene (Kerolox) Electric Pump Fed Engines | Second Stage Single Vacuum Rutherford | Curie Kick StageSpaceflight RL-12BlackSky Gen-2Low Earth Orbit (LEO)Press Kit
2023-03-16 22:38 UTCRocket Lab Stronger Together Capella-9 (Whitney-7) & Capella-10 (Whitney-8)Launch Complex 2 (LC-2) | Launch Complex 0 Pad C (LP-0C) Virginia Spaceport Authority Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) | NASA Wallops Flight FacilityElectron Rocket | Nine Rutherford LOX / Kerosene (Kerolox) Electric Pump Fed Engines | Second Stage Single Vacuum Rutherford | Curie Kick StageCapella Space WhitneyLow Earth Orbit (LEO)Press KitFCC
2023-01-24 23:00 UTCRocket Lab Virginia is for Launch Lovers LC-2 First Launch HawkEye 360First Launch Launch Complex 2 (LC-2) | Launch Complex 0 Pad C (LP-0C) Virginia Spaceport Authority Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) | NASA Wallops Flight FacilityElectron Rocket | Nine Rutherford LOX / Kerosene (Kerolox) Electric Pump Fed Engines | Second Stage Single Vacuum Rutherford | Curie Kick StageHawkEye 360 Cluster 6 (6A, 6B, 6C)Low Earth Orbit (LEO)Press KitAdvisory
2022-11-04 17:27 UTCSNSA Rocket Lab Catch Me If You Can MATSLaunch Complex 1 Pad B (LC-1B) | Māhia Peninsula New ZealandElectron Rocket | Nine Rutherford LOX / Kerosene (Kerolox) Electric Pump Fed Engines | Second Stage Single Vacuum Rutherford • Sikorsky S-92 Helicopter CaptureCurie Kick StageRymdstyrelsen / Swedish National Space Agency (SNSA)Mesospheric Airglow/Aerosol Tomography and Spectroscopy (MATS)Department of Meteorology at Stockholm University (MISU)Exolaunch | OHB Sweden InnoSat SML | OHB SwedenSun-Synchronous Orbit (SSO) | Heliosynchronous OrbitPress KitAdvisory
2022-10-07 17:09 UTCNOAA Rocket Lab It Argos Up From Here Argos-4 A-DCS GAzelle (OTB-3)Launch Complex 1 Pad B (LC-1B) | Māhia Peninsula New ZealandElectron Rocket | Nine Rutherford LOX / Kerosene (Kerolox) Electric Pump Fed Engines | Second Stage Single Vacuum Rutherford | Curie Kick StageGeneral Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) Orbital Test Bed 3 (OTB-3)NOAA National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) Argos-4Advanced Data Collection System (A-DCS) • Hosted Payload Argos Worldwide Data Collection SystemLow Earth Orbit (LEO)Press KitAdvisory
2022-09-21 17:30 UTCRocket Lab Investor Day 2022Rocket Lab InvestorsRocket Lab Neutron RocketPress Kit
2022-09-15 20:38 UTCRocket Lab The Owl Spreads Its Wings StriX-1Launch Complex 1 Pad B (LC-1B) | Māhia Peninsula New ZealandElectron Rocket | Nine Rutherford LOX / Kerosene (Kerolox) Electric Pump Fed Engines | Second Stage Single Vacuum Rutherford | Curie Kick StageSynspective StriX-1Low Earth Orbit (LEO)Press KitAdvisory
2022-08-04 05:00 UTCClassified Rocket Lab Antipodean Adventure NROL-199 (RASR-4)Launch Complex 1 Pad B (LC-1B) | Māhia Peninsula New ZealandElectron Rocket | Nine Rutherford LOX / Kerosene (Kerolox) Electric Pump Fed Engines | Second Stage Single Vacuum Rutherford | Curie Kick StageNational Reconnaissance Office (NRO) Rapid Acquisition of a Small Rocket (RASR) NROL-199Low Earth Orbit (LEO)Press KitAdvisory
2022-07-13 06:30 UTCClassified Rocket Lab Wise One Looks Ahead NROL-162 (RASR-3)Launch Complex 1 Pad A (LC-1A) | Māhia Peninsula New ZealandElectron Rocket | Nine Rutherford LOX / Kerosene (Kerolox) Electric Pump Fed Engines | Second Stage Single Vacuum Rutherford | Curie Kick StageNational Reconnaissance Office (NRO) Rapid Acquisition of a Small Rocket (RASR) NROL-162Low Earth Orbit (LEO)Press KitPress Kit
2022-07-04 06:56 UTCNASA Rocket Lab CAPSTONE Final HyperCurie Burn to the MoonLunar Photon Explorer | HyperCurie Engine • NASA Cislunar Autonomous Positioning System Technology Operations and Navigation Experiment (CAPSTONE)NASA Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD)NASA Small Spacecraft Technology Program (SSTP)NASA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)Terran OrbitalAdvanced SpaceStellar ExplorationLow-Energy Ballistic Lunar Transfer (BLT) • Near Rectilinear Halo Orbit (NRHO) • Moon | ExplorerPress Kit
2022-06-28 09:55 UTCNASA Rocket Lab CAPSTONE CubeSat to the MoonLaunch Complex 1 Pad B (LC-1B) | Māhia Peninsula New ZealandElectron Rocket | Nine Rutherford LOX / Kerosene (Kerolox) Electric Pump Fed Engines | Second Stage Single Vacuum Rutherford | Lunar Photon Explorer | HyperCurie Engine • NASA Cislunar Autonomous Positioning System Technology Operations and Navigation Experiment (CAPSTONE)NASA Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD)NASA Small Spacecraft Technology Program (SSTP)NASA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)Terran OrbitalAdvanced SpaceStellar ExplorationLow-Energy Ballistic Lunar Transfer (BLT) • Near Rectilinear Halo Orbit (NRHO) • Moon | ExplorerPress Kit
2022-05-02 22:49 UTCRocket Lab There and Back Again Smallsat RideshareLaunch Complex 1 Pad A (LC-1A) | Māhia Peninsula New ZealandElectron Rocket • 26 Launches • Nine Rutherford LOX / Kerosene (Kerolox) Electric Pump Fed Engines | Second Stage Single Vacuum Rutherford • Sikorsky S-92 Helicopter Capture • Curie Kick Stage • 34 Spacecraft • Alba Orbital Cluster X (4)Astrix AstronauticsAurora Propulsion Technologies AuroraSat-1E-SpaceSpaceflight RL-9Swarm Technologies SpaceBEEsUnseenlabs Bro-6Sun-Synchronous Orbit (SSO) | Heliosynchronous OrbitPress Kit
2022-04-02 12:41 UTCRocket Lab Without Mission A Beat BlackSky-18 & BlackSky-19Launch Complex 1 Pad A (LC-1A) | Māhia Peninsula New ZealandElectron Rocket | Nine Rutherford LOX / Kerosene (Kerolox) Electric Pump Fed Engines | Second Stage Single Vacuum Rutherford | Curie Kick StageSpaceflight RL-11BlackSky Gen-2Low Earth Orbit (LEO)Press Kit
2022-02-28 20:37 UTCRocket Lab The Owl's Night Continues StriX-βFirst Launch at Launch Complex 1 Pad B (LC-1B) | Māhia Peninsula New ZealandElectron Rocket | Nine Rutherford LOX / Kerosene (Kerolox) Electric Pump Fed Engines | Second Stage Single Vacuum Rutherford | Curie Kick StageSynspective StriX-βSun-Synchronous Orbit (SSO) | Heliosynchronous OrbitPress Kit
2021-12-09 00:02 UTCRocket Lab A Date With Destiny BlackSky-16 & BlackSky-17Launch Complex 1 (LC-1) | Māhia Peninsula New ZealandElectron Rocket | Nine Rutherford LOX / Kerosene (Kerolox) Electric Pump Fed Engines | Second Stage Single Vacuum Rutherford | Curie Kick StageSpaceflight RL-10BlackSky Gen-2Sun-Synchronous Orbit (SSO) | Heliosynchronous OrbitPress Kit
2021-11-18 01:39 UTCRocket Lab Love At First Insight BlackSky-14 & BlackSky-15Launch Complex 1 (LC-1) | Māhia Peninsula New ZealandElectron Rocket | Nine Rutherford LOX / Kerosene (Kerolox) Electric Pump Fed Engines | Second Stage Single Vacuum Rutherford | Curie Kick StageSpaceflight RL-8BlackSky Gen-2Sun-Synchronous Orbit (SSO) | Heliosynchronous OrbitPress Kit

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