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Rocket Lab launch schedule
« on: 02/16/2017 02:03 PM »
Scheduled:

Date - Satellite(s) - Rocket - Launch Site (Country) - Time (UTC)

2017

NET late February  2nd quarter  May    21   22 - test flight 1: ''It's a Test'' - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand) - 21:30-02:30
NET March  2nd quarter  summer - test flight 2: Outerspace 1, ISILaunch cubesats - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
NET March  2nd quarter  summer - test flight 3: Outerspace 2, Outerspace 3, ISILaunch cubesats - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
NET 2nd quarter - Outerspace 1 - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
NET 2nd quarter - Outerspace 2, Outerspace 3 - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
NET 2nd quarter  summer - ANDESITE, CeREs, CHOMPTT, Da Vinci, ISX, NMTSat , RSat-P, Shields 1, STF 1, CubeSail 1, CubeSail 2, GeoStare /, TomSat Eagle Scout, TomSat R3, SHFT 1 - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
NET 2nd quarter  summer - Dove / Flock-x (x20-25) - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
3rd quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
3rd quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
3rd quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
4th quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)

4th quarter - Moon Express mission (Google Lunar XPRIZE) - Electron/MX-1E micro-lander - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
4th quarter - Moon Express mission (Google Lunar XPRIZE) - Electron/MX-1E micro-lander - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)

2018
1st quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
1st quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
1st quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
2nd quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
2nd quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
2nd quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
3rd quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
3rd quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
3rd quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
4th quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
4th quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
4th quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)

2019
1st quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
1st quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
1st quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
2nd quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
2nd quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)

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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #1 on: 02/16/2017 02:09 PM »
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=15847.msg1612601#msg1612601

Scheduled:

Date - Satellite(s) - Rocket - Launch Site (Country) - Time (UTC)

2017

NET late February - ''It's a Test'' - test flight 1 - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
NET March - test flight 2 - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
NET March - test flight 3 - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
NET 2nd quarter - Outerspace 1 - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
NET 2nd quarter - Outerspace 2, Outerspace 3 - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)


The Outerspace satellites are planned to be on the test flights.

Also there is the ISILaunch 18 cubesat combo (with only a few cubesats) on one of the testflights (which might perhaps include the Outerspace satellites)

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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #4 on: 05/20/2017 12:37 AM »
Seeing as this schedule is for a launch site in the Southern Hemisphere, and it's winter here now (it's so very, very winter right now), it may be helpful to use a less ambiguous term to denote the time for the upcoming launches.

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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #5 on: 05/22/2017 05:51 PM »
would it be possible to have this thread pinned/stickied? similarly to the other launch schedule threads?
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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #6 on: 05/22/2017 07:59 PM »
would it be possible to have this thread pinned/stickied? similarly to the other launch schedule threads?

When they are in operation and launching payloads, sure... But now? It seems presumptuous.

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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #7 on: 05/25/2017 05:15 AM »
Launched:

2017:
№ – Date - Satellite(s) - Rocket - Launch Site - Time (UTC)

May 25 - test flight 1: ''It's a Test'' - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand) - 04:24 (launch failure)

Scheduled:

Date - Satellite(s) - Rocket - Launch Site (Country) - Time (UTC)

2017

NET early October  late  October 20-November 8  December 7 - test flight 2 ''Still testing'': Flock-3m  Dove Pioneer (x2), Lemur-2 (x2) - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
NET summer  September  December - test flight 3: Outerspace 1, ISILaunch cubesats - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)

2018
4th quarter 2017  1st quarter - Moon Express mission (Google Lunar XPRIZE) - Electron/MX-1E micro-lander - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
4th quarter 2017  1st quarter - Moon Express mission (Google Lunar XPRIZE) - Electron/MX-1E micro-lander - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
NET summer  fall 2017  1st quarter - test flight 3: Outerspace 2, Outerspace 3, ISILaunch cubesats - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
NET summer  November 2017  1st quarter - ELaNa XIX: ANDESITE, CeREs, CHOMPTT, Da Vinci, ISX, NMTSat , RSat-P, Shields 1, STF 1, CubeSail 1, CubeSail 2, GeoStare /, TomSat Eagle Scout, TomSat R3, SHFT 1 - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
NET summer  fall 2017  1st quarter - Dove / Flock-x (x20-25) - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
1st quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
1st quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
1st quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
2nd quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
2nd quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
2nd quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
3rd quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
3rd quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
3rd quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
4th quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
4th quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
4th quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)

2019
1st quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
1st quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
1st quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
2nd quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
2nd quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)

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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #9 on: 08/04/2017 09:21 AM »
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11896478
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 Earlier this month Rocket Lab founder Peter Beck said the company and its investors had confidence in the programme and they had another five rockets in various stages of production.
Beck said then a second test launch was about two or three months away and the company hoped to get its commercial launches underway as soon as it was satisfied with the test programme.

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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #11 on: 08/08/2017 06:32 PM »
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Beck: Rocket Lab giving away 3U cubesat assignment on future flight at the conference to the “coolest” payload. (He judges that.) #smallsat
https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/894975989515599872

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Beck: goal of doing weekly launches; might be tough if smallsat constellations go away but still see significant demand. #smallsat
https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/894976829743800320

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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #12 on: 08/19/2017 05:52 AM »
Will Rocket Lab launch its VCLS mission out of Provillus Mahia or the Cape?

That's interesting, I hope they continue doing weekly launches.
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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #15 on: 10/03/2017 02:43 PM »
Scheduled:
NET early October  late  October 20-November 8 - test flight 2 ''Still testing'': Flock-3m (x2), Lemur-2 (x2) - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)[/color]

I don't know what the designation for the two Dove satellites on this launch is, but Flock-3m is on the Minotaur-C/SkySat launch that is scheduled to go a few days earlier.

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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #16 on: 10/03/2017 05:49 PM »
Scheduled:
NET early October  late  October 20-November 8 - test flight 2 ''Still testing'': Flock-3m (x2), Lemur-2 (x2) - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)[/color]

I don't know what the designation for the two Dove satellites on this launch is, but Flock-3m is on the Minotaur-C/SkySat launch that is scheduled to go a few days earlier.
Gunter is calling them Flock-w 1 + Flock-w 2
http://space.skyrocket.de/doc_chr/lau2017.htm
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Still Testing
Flock-w 1
Flock-w 2
Lemur-2 x1
Lemur-2 x2

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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #17 on: 10/03/2017 06:19 PM »
Scheduled:
NET early October  late  October 20-November 8 - test flight 2 ''Still testing'': Flock-3m (x2), Lemur-2 (x2) - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)[/color]

I don't know what the designation for the two Dove satellites on this launch is, but Flock-3m is on the Minotaur-C/SkySat launch that is scheduled to go a few days earlier.
Gunter is calling them Flock-w 1 + Flock-w 2
http://space.skyrocket.de/doc_chr/lau2017.htm
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20.10.2017
Still Testing
Flock-w 1
Flock-w 2
Lemur-2 x1
Lemur-2 x2
Gunter told me via PM that those are placeholders. I think that he should just call them flock until the actual serials become known.

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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #19 on: 11/06/2017 07:37 PM »
Will Rocket Lab launch its VCLS mission out of Mahia or the Cape?

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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #20 on: 11/29/2017 05:21 PM »
https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/935920427548815360
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On December 8 NZST, Rocket Lab will open a 10 day window in which our team will attempt to launch our second Electron rocket, Still Testing.

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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #21 on: 11/29/2017 05:30 PM »
Launched:
№ – Date - Satellite(s) - Rocket - Launch Site - Time (UTC)

2017
May 25 - test flight 1: ''It's a Test'' - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand) - 04:24 (launch failure)

Scheduled:
Date - Satellite(s) - Rocket - Launch Site (Country) - Time (UTC)

2018
December  7  8 9 11 12 13 16-17, 2017  NET January - test flight 2 ''Still testing'': Dove 0F1C (Dove Pioneer) (x2), LEMUR2-TALLHAMN-ATC, LEMUR2-MARSHALL  (x2) - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand) - 01:30-05:30
NET December January - test flight 3: Outerspace 1, ISILaunch cubesats - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
1st quarter - Moon Express mission (Google Lunar XPRIZE) - Electron/MX-1E micro-lander - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
1st quarter - Moon Express mission (Google Lunar XPRIZE) - Electron/MX-1E micro-lander - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
NET 1st quarter - Outerspace 2, Outerspace 3, ISILaunch cubesats - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
NET 1st quarter - ELaNa XIX: ANDESITE, CeREs, CHOMPTT, Da Vinci, ISX, NMTSat , RSat-P, Shields 1, STF 1, CubeSail 1, CubeSail 2, GeoStare /, TomSat Eagle Scout, TomSat R3, SHFT 1 - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
NET 1st quarter - Dove / Flock-x (x20-25) - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
2nd quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
2nd quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
2nd quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
3rd quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
3rd quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
3rd quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
4th quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
4th quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
4th quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)

2019
1st quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
1st quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
1st quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
2nd quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
2nd quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)

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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #22 on: 11/29/2017 09:27 PM »
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Four hour window, opens daily from 2.30 pm NZST.

https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/935924192456802304

Which I make 02:30 (ie am) UTC.

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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #23 on: 11/29/2017 09:43 PM »
Scheduled:
NET early October  late  October 20-November 8 - test flight 2 ''Still testing'': Flock-3m (x2), Lemur-2 (x2) - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)[/color]

I don't know what the designation for the two Dove satellites on this launch is, but Flock-3m is on the Minotaur-C/SkySat launch that is scheduled to go a few days earlier.
Gunter is calling them Flock-w 1 + Flock-w 2
http://space.skyrocket.de/doc_chr/lau2017.htm
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20.10.2017
Still Testing
Flock-w 1
Flock-w 2
Lemur-2 x1
Lemur-2 x2
Gunter told me via PM that those are placeholders. I think that he should just call them flock until the actual serials become known.

"Planet will provide a single Dove imaging cubesat, while Spire will provide two Lemur-2 ship-tracking and weather satellites that will be placed into an orbit by the Electron.

Planet, in a statement last week, dubbed its satellite being launched on this mission “Dove Pioneer.” The name, he said, is intended to reference both the “amazing space pioneers” of the past as well as pioneering a new way of building and launching satellites in the future."

http://spacenews.com/rocket-lab-sets-december-date-for-second-electron-launch/
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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #24 on: 11/30/2017 01:39 AM »
The tweets give the wrong time zone. NZDT (UTC+13) will be observed then and both the press release and press kit say NZDT. So the launch window is 01:30-05:30 UTC.
And there is only one Dove Pioneer.

Also, It's a Test launched at 04:20 UTC (source).

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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #25 on: 12/01/2017 08:49 PM »
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Yesterday we successfully completed a wet dress rehearsal for #StillTesting at Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1. Preparations for launch coming along nicely.



https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/936710334710034432
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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #26 on: 12/01/2017 09:03 PM »
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« Reply #27 on: 12/01/2017 09:16 PM »
Love it.

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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #28 on: 12/16/2017 07:41 AM »
https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/941925746838159361

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#StillTesting launch attempt is now targeted for early 2018. Yesterday's power fault has been resolved, but with only one day remaining in the launch window we've decided to preserve crew rest and come back for an attempt in the new year.

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Well see you all in 2018 then and I hope it will be a better year for Rocket Lab....

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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #29 on: 01/07/2018 06:52 PM »
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https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/950087826363834368

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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #30 on: 01/08/2018 02:29 PM »
Launched:
№ – Date - Satellite(s) - Rocket - Launch Site - Time (UTC)
 
2018:
01 - January 21 - test flight 2 ''Still testing'': Dove 0F1C (Dove Pioneer), LEMUR2-TALLHAMN-ATC, LEMUR2-MARSHALL - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand) - 01:43

Scheduled:
№ - Date - Satellite(s) - Rocket - Launch Site (Country) - Time (UTC)

2018
NET Late January - test flight 3: Outerspace 1, ISILaunch cubesats - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
NET 1st quarter  March - ELaNa XIX: ANDESITE, CeREs, CHOMPTT, Da Vinci, ISX, NMTSat , RSat-P, Shields 1, STF 1, CubeSail 1, CubeSail 2, GeoStare, TomSat Eagle Scout, TomSat R3, SHFT 1 - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
1st quarter - Moon Express mission (Google Lunar XPRIZE) - Electron/MX-1E micro-lander - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
1st quarter - Moon Express mission (Google Lunar XPRIZE) - Electron/MX-1E micro-lander - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
NET 1st quarter - Outerspace 2, Outerspace 3, ISILaunch cubesats - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
NET 1st quarter - Dove / Flock-x (x20-25) - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
2nd quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
2nd quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
2nd quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
3rd quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
3rd quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
3rd quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
4th quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
4th quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
4th quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)

2019
1st quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
1st quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
1st quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
2nd quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
2nd quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)

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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #31 on: 01/08/2018 04:02 PM »
2:30-6:30pm NZDST Monday 15th.


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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #32 on: 01/11/2018 06:08 PM »
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New year, new #StillTesting launch window! A nine day launch window opens January 20 NZDT for our second Electron rocket. Target lift-off during this time will be between 14:30 - 18:30 NZDT (1:30 - 5:30 UTC). We'll be live streaming.

https://twitter.com/rocketlab/status/951529210123710464
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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #33 on: 01/21/2018 06:20 AM »
https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/954941841090031616
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Today marks the beginning of a new era in commercial access to space. Thank you to @planetlabs and @SpireGlobal for joining us on this ride. #Electron #StillTesting #PassedTheTest

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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #34 on: 01/21/2018 09:28 AM »
Next launch may be quite soon:

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Rocket Lab successfully reaches orbit and deploys payloads

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“Today marks the beginning of a new era in commercial access to space. We’re thrilled to reach this milestone so quickly after our first test launch,” says Rocket Lab CEO and founder Peter Beck. “Our incredibly dedicated and talented team have worked tirelessly to develop, build and launch Electron. I’m immensely proud of what they have achieved today.”

“Reaching orbit on a second test flight is significant on its own, but successfully deploying customer payloads so early in a new rocket program is almost unprecedented. Rocket Lab was founded on the principal of opening access to space to better understand our planet and improve life on it. Today we took a significant step towards that,” he says.   

In the coming weeks Rocket Lab engineers will analyse the data from today’s launch to inform future launches. Rocket Lab currently has five Electron vehicles in production, with the next launch expected to take place in early 2018.  At full production, Rocket Lab expects to launch more than 50 times a year, and is regulated to launch up to 120 times a year, more than any other commercial or government launch provider in history.

Still Testing was carrying a Dove Pioneer Earth-imaging satellite for launch customer Planet, as well as two Lemur-2 satellites for weather and ship tracking company Spire.

Rocket Lab’s commercial phase will see Electron fly already-signed customers including NASA, Spire, Planet, Moon Express and Spaceflight.

https://www.rocketlabusa.com/news/updates/rocket-lab-successfully-reaches-orbit-and-deploys-payloads-january-21-2018/

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« Reply #35 on: 01/24/2018 10:13 AM »
Quote from Peter Beck on Space News
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« Reply #36 on: 01/31/2018 10:14 AM »
New NOTAM puts the next launch NET March 1st, still no news on what the payload will be:
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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #37 on: 01/31/2018 01:43 PM »
Given Moon Express current lawsuits we can discount them.


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« Reply #38 on: 01/31/2018 11:52 PM »
Crossposting:

and they responded to me! ;D ;D ;D They've produced 40 flight-ready Rutherfords up to this point, and intend to produce another 100 in 2018. That at least caps the number of flights they can conduct in 2018 at around 12, basically a monthly cadence.

https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/958853552784330752

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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #39 on: 02/02/2018 05:09 AM »
New NOTAM puts the next launch NET March 1st, still no news on what the payload will be:
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Might be the NASA Venture Class Launch Service. That was supposed to go up in March.
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« Reply #40 on: 02/06/2018 09:19 PM »
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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #41 on: 02/06/2018 09:27 PM »
Launched:
№ – Date - Satellite(s) - Rocket - Launch Site - Time (UTC)
 
2017:
May 25 - test flight 1: ''It's a Test'' - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand) - 04:24 (launch failure)

2018:
01 - January 21 - test flight 2 ''Still testing'': Dove 0F1C (Dove Pioneer), LEMUR2-TALLHAMN-ATC, LEMUR2-MARSHALL - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand) - 01:43

Scheduled:
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2018
NET Late January February March 1  April 5 - test flight 3: It's Business Time: Outerspace 1, ISILaunch cubesats - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand) - 19:00
NET March 1  April - ELaNa XIX: ANDESITE, CeREs, CHOMPTT, Da Vinci, ISX, NMTSat , RSat-P, Shields 1, STF 1, CubeSail 1, CubeSail 2, GeoStare, TomSat Eagle Scout, TomSat R3, SHFT 1 - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
NET 1st  2nd quarter - Outerspace 2, Outerspace 3, ISILaunch cubesats - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
NET  1st  2nd quarter - Dove / Flock-x (x20-25) - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
2nd quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
2nd quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
2nd quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)

3rd quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
3rd quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
3rd quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
4th quarter  November - Global 4 - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
4th quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
4th quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
TBD - Moon Express mission (lunar orbiter) - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)

2019
1st quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
1st quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
1st quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
2nd quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
2nd quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
1st quarter NET March  2018  TBD- Moon Express mission (Google Lunar XPRIZE) - Electron/MX-1E micro-lander - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
1st quarter  2018  TBD - Moon Express mission (Google Lunar XPRIZE) - Electron/MX-2 micro-lander - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)

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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #43 on: 02/26/2018 06:04 PM »
Salo shouldn't the first (failed) test be included in this as well?
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« Reply #45 on: 02/26/2018 06:10 PM »
Salo shouldn't the first (failed) test be included in this as well?
the first launch did not occur in 2018 and is thus logged in a previous post. Since the Rocket Lab launch rate is expected to become high launches are being recorded one year at a time versus a continuous log.
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« Reply #46 on: 02/27/2018 12:20 AM »
https://www.bizjournals.com/orlando/news/2018/02/20/ceo-reveals-when-moon-express-will-launch-its-1st.html

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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #47 on: 02/27/2018 05:09 AM »
Salo shouldn't the first (failed) test be included in this as well?
the first launch did not occur in 2018 and is thus logged in a previous post. Since the Rocket Lab launch rate is expected to become high launches are being recorded one year at a time versus a continuous log.

That’s add odd judgement to make... there is no reason to split it up until the launch rate *actually* becomes higher. This will look mighty silly if they only do 3 flights this year.

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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #48 on: 02/27/2018 05:15 AM »
Salo shouldn't the first (failed) test be included in this as well?
the first launch did not occur in 2018 and is thus logged in a previous post. Since the Rocket Lab launch rate is expected to become high launches are being recorded one year at a time versus a continuous log.

That’s add odd judgement to make... there is no reason to split it up until the launch rate *actually* becomes higher. This will look mighty silly if they only do 3 flights this year.
Take it up with Salo as that is the decision he made.

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« Reply #49 on: 02/28/2018 12:46 AM »
I am not sussed. I just wanted to know where that one went. Now I know. Salo's working really hard to keep a number of lists up to date, however they want to do it is fine.
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« Reply #50 on: 02/28/2018 05:57 AM »
https://www.bizjournals.com/orlando/news/2018/02/20/ceo-reveals-when-moon-express-will-launch-its-1st.html

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« Reply #51 on: 02/28/2018 07:56 PM »
Spoiler alert - it's 2019.

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« Reply #52 on: 03/09/2018 12:21 PM »
From the Peter Beck interview:
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We’ve officially accelerated into full commercial operations, so we’re trying to manifest flight three in a really short time frame.  And then flight four is a NASA flight, a NASA VCLS flight
Confirms that the NASA launch will be the fourth Rocket launch.

Also the NOTAM has been extended to the  25th of April.

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« Reply #53 on: 03/09/2018 01:25 PM »
https://www.bizjournals.com/orlando/news/2018/02/20/ceo-reveals-when-moon-express-will-launch-its-1st.html

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But - where does it say "Rocket Lab"?
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« Reply #54 on: 03/09/2018 02:05 PM »
https://www.bizjournals.com/orlando/news/2018/02/20/ceo-reveals-when-moon-express-will-launch-its-1st.html

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But - where does it say "Rocket Lab"?
Moon Express signed a contract with Rocket Lab back in 2015. Though the launch date has been delayed multiple times I don't think they have cancelled the contract or made any new ones with a new launch service provider.

So it seems safe to assume they are still launching with Rocket Lab.

I could be mistaken though, if you find any new information please post it here.

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« Reply #55 on: 03/12/2018 02:13 AM »
MoonEx is still booked on Rocket Lab, per the guy (in a MoonEx shirt) who introduced himself to me (in a Rocket Lab shirt) on Cocoa Beach Pier the day after the Falcon Heavy launch.

Only one of us is an employee of the company we repped, unfortunately for his interest in the conversation...

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« Reply #56 on: 03/21/2018 01:32 PM »
BlackSky has a launch scheduled for later this year.
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« Reply #57 on: 03/26/2018 12:09 PM »
https://twitter.com/Peter_J_Beck/status/978074847614922752
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So I decided my first tweet should share one of my favorite sights - a brand new #Electron being delivered to Launch Complex 1. #ItsBusinessTime is coming soon.

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« Reply #58 on: 03/26/2018 01:41 PM »
At the lunar landing site workshop at NASA Ames in January this year, Paul Spudis (science advisor to Moon Express) said that Electron was still their launch vehicle.  He also said the first flight, hopefully this year, would be a lunar orbiter with a remote sensing instrument of some kind, to test the various systems prior to a landing attempt.  The second mission would be a lander, and he described its science goal, to use an APXS and a neutron spectrometer to test the hypothesis that hydrogen is enriched in high-titanium pyroclastic deposits.  The landing target is the Rima Bode pyroclastic deposit near the centre of the visible side.

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« Reply #59 on: 03/27/2018 08:13 PM »
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« Reply #60 on: 03/31/2018 12:02 PM »
NET Late January February March 1  April 5 - test flight 3: It's Business Time: Outerspace 1, ISILaunch cubesats - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand) - 19:00

I think that's when Peter Beck is doing his Q&A on Reddit, not the launch time.

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« Reply #61 on: 03/31/2018 05:37 PM »
https://www.rocketlabusa.com/news/updates/its-business-time-at-rocket-lab/
There will be also two Lemurs on "it´s Business Time"

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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #62 on: 04/05/2018 09:02 PM »
Launched:
№ – Date - Satellite(s) - Rocket - Launch Site - Time (UTC)
 
2017:
May 25 - test flight 1: ''It's a Test'' - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand) - 04:24 (launch failure)

2018:
01 - January 21 - test flight 2 ''Still testing'': Dove 0F1C (Dove Pioneer), LEMUR2-TALLHAMN-ATC, LEMUR2-MARSHALL - Electron/Curie - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand) - 01:43

Scheduled:
№ - Date - Satellite(s) - Rocket - Launch Site (Country) - Time (UTC)

2018
NET April    5   20  May  June  23 25 26  27 28  29   30-July 7 -  It's Business Time: Outerspace 1, ISILaunch cubesats  CICERO, Lemur-2 (x2), IRVINE01, NABEO (HPS GmbH’s drag sail tech demonstrator) - Electron/Curie - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand) - 00:30-04:30
NET  April  May  July - ELaNa XIX: ANDESITE, CeREs, CHOMPTT, Da Vinci, ISX, NMTSat , RSat-P, Shields 1, STF 1, CubeSail 1, CubeSail 2, GeoStare, TomSat Eagle Scout, TomSat R3, SHFT 1 - Electron/Curie - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
NET 2nd  3rd quarter - Outerspace 2, Outerspace 3, ISILaunch cubesats - Electron/Curie - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
NET 2nd  3rd quarter - Dove / Flock-x (x20-25) - Electron/Curie - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
NET 2nd  3rd quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
3rd quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
3rd quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
3rd quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)

November - BlackSky Global 4 - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
4th quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
4th quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
TBD - Moon Express mission (lunar orbiter) - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)

2019
1st quarter - Spaceflight mission - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
1st quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
1st quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
1st quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
2nd quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
2nd quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
2nd quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
2nd quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)

3rd quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
3rd quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
3rd quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
3rd quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)

4th quarter - Canon spacecraft - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
4th quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
4th quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
4th quarter - TBD - Electron - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)

TBD- Moon Express mission 1  (Google Lunar XPRIZE) - Electron/MX-1E micro-lander - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)
TBD - Moon Express mission 2  (Google Lunar XPRIZE) - Electron/MX-2 micro-lander - Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)

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« Reply #63 on: 04/06/2018 12:50 PM »
New NOTAM extends yet again to the 23rd of May.

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« Reply #64 on: 04/18/2018 04:26 AM »
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« Reply #65 on: 04/27/2018 08:30 AM »
New NOTAM extends to the 18th of July.
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« Reply #67 on: 05/25/2018 08:13 PM »
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[email protected] 14-day launch window for #ItsBusinessTime: June 23–July 6, between 20:30–00:30 EST (00:30–04:30 UTC) each day.

Commercial payloads onboard: 2 @SpireGlobal Lemur-2 satellites, 1 GeoOptics satellite, 1 IRVINE01 cubesat, and HPS GmbH’s drag sail tech demonstrator.

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« Reply #68 on: 06/11/2018 01:43 PM »
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Huntington Beach, California, 11 June 2018:

Rocket Lab, a US orbital launch provider for the small satellite industry, has today announced a partnership with satellite rideshare and mission management provider, Spaceflight, for three orbital launches across 2018/19.

The first mission, scheduled for the end of 2018, will launch a BlackSky microsat along with several rideshare customers. The second launch will be a commercial rideshare mission in early 2019. Rocket Lab and Spaceflight have also signed a letter of agreement, which is expected to be finalized in the next few weeks, for a third mission to fly a Canon spacecraft in late 2019.

The three-launch deal cements Spaceflight’s first missions aboard the Electron launch vehicle. The missions join a busy manifest that will see Rocket Lab launch monthly by the end of 2018, scaling to a launch every to weeks in 2019.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Spaceflight onto our growing launch manifest,” says Rocket Lab founder and Chief Executive, Peter Beck. “Rapid and repeatable access to space is crucial for the development of vital infrastructure on orbit, and Rocket Lab is delivering it now. In partnering with Spaceflight, Rocket Lab is offering the long-underserved SmallSat market streamlined launches that enable innovative missions, like those of Canon Electronics and BlackSky.”

One of the Electron missions will loft an Earth observation satellite for Canon Electronics. This spacecraft follows on from Canon Electronics’ experimental CE-SAT-I which was launched in 2017.

“This launch is very critical for Canon Electronics as we are launching a satellite built with all components made by Canon Electronics,” said Dr. Nobutada Sako, group executive, Satellite Systems Lab, Canon Electronics Inc. “Just as Canon provides world premium technologies, sales, and services, we believe Spaceflight and Rocket Lab offer the same premium services to their clients and look forward to a long-term partnership with them.”

Melissa Wuerl, Spaceflight’s vice president of business development, says adding the Electron to Spaceflight’s portfolio of small launch vehicles fulfils a need for customers to access space with shorter lead times.  “We are pleased to offer first-class integration services and dedicated launches for our customers on the Electron rocket.”

All three missions will lift off from the Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 on the Māhia Peninsula in New Zealand and deploy the spacecraft into Low Earth Orbit. Spaceflight has procured the launch capacity on behalf of its customers and will provide mission campaign integration services. Rocket Lab will assist with satellite to launch vehicle integration and will provide the launch service to orbit using the Electron. All payloads launched by Rocket Lab from New Zealand are subject to approval by the New Zealand Government.

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« Reply #69 on: 06/23/2018 11:00 AM »
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No launch attempt tomorrow. Team is standing down due to weather. Meantime, crews are on their way to Chatham Islands with spare parts for the dish that caused today's scrub. Next attempt on Monday 25 June NZST, weather pending.

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« Reply #70 on: 06/24/2018 08:14 PM »
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It's Business Time launch update: The down range tracking dish is now up and running, but weather conditions for Monday 25 June NZST are unfavorable so no launch attempt tomorrow. Now targeting no earlier than 12:30 pm, Tuesday 26 June NZST (00:30 UTC) for launch

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« Reply #71 on: 06/25/2018 06:54 PM »
Cross-post:
Now the 27th:

https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1011058187833708546
Same launch window opening time.  Apparently, same launch window closing time.
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« Reply #72 on: 06/27/2018 09:11 AM »
https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1011787184200749057
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The team has identified an issue with the motor controller, so we're scrubbing for the day to review data. Stay tuned for updates!

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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #73 on: 06/28/2018 04:43 AM »
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This format doesn't work as well for Electron as it does for other Rockets
All scheduled launches are from "Mahia Peninsula (New Zealand)"
All scheduled launch vehicles are "Electron"
All launches are rideshares with so many payloads that the wrapping list is hard to read.
Do we think the cute flight names will continues?
Do we even have enough to put all those TBD missions on a manifest?

So, ignoring that, a suggestion only the non-redundant information:

Scheduled:
Date/Time(UTC) - Satellite(s)

2018
June   28-July 7 00:30-04:30 -  It's Business Time:  - 
                          Outerspace 1, ISILaunch cubesats  CICERO,
                          Lemur-2 (x2), IRVINE01,
                          NABEO (HPS GmbH’s drag sail tech demonstrator)
NET   July -         ELaNa XIX: ANDESITE, CeREs, CHOMPTT, Da Vinci,
                          ISX, NMTSat , RSat-P, Shields 1,
                          STF 1, CubeSail 1, CubeSail 2, GeoStare,
                          TomSat Eagle Scout, TomSat R3, SHFT 1
NET 3rd quarter   Outerspace 2, Outerspace 3, ISILaunch cubesats
NET 3rd quarter   Dove / Flock-x (x20-25)
NET 3rd              TBD
3rd quarter -       TBD
3rd quarter -       TBD
3rd quarter -       TBD
November -        BlackSky Global 4
4th quarter -       TBD
4th quarter -       TBD
TBD                    Moon Express mission (lunar orbiter)

2019
1st quarter -      Spaceflight mission
1st quarter -      TBD
1st quarter -      TBD
1st quarter -      TBD
2nd quarter -     TBD
2nd quarter -     TBD
2nd quarter -     TBD
2nd quarter -     TBD
3rd quarter -      TBD
3rd quarter -      TBD
3rd quarter -      TBD
3rd quarter -      TBD
4th quarter -      Canon spacecraft
4th quarter -      TBD
4th quarter -      TBD
4th quarter -      TBD
TBD-                  Moon Express mission 1  (Google Lunar XPRIZE) - MX-1E micro-lander
TBD -                 Moon Express mission 2  (Google Lunar XPRIZE) - MX-2 micro-lander
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What kind of wastrels would dump a perfectly good booster in the ocean after just one use?

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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #74 on: 06/28/2018 07:43 PM »
All scheduled launch vehicles are "Electron"

Not correct. There will be 2 versions : "Electron without upperstage" and "Electron with Curie upperstage"
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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #75 on: 06/28/2018 08:32 PM »
All scheduled launch vehicles are "Electron"

Not correct. There will be 2 versions : "Electron without upperstage" and "Electron with Curie upperstage"
Could you use "Electron" and "Electron/Curie" as shorter names?

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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #76 on: 06/28/2018 11:36 PM »
All scheduled launch vehicles are "Electron"

Not correct. There will be 2 versions : "Electron without upperstage" and "Electron with Curie upperstage"

Do we know that?
Curie and the third stage was a surprise.
Has Rocketlabs ever discussed launching with or without it?
Since we haven’t known and so have never been able to put it on the manifest, the point is academic at best.
If Rocketlabs starts announcing details like this, or orbits, a second rocket type or second launch site, the table will have to be reformatted. We (salo) can do that when it happens.

P.S.  However the table is formatted I really appreciate it and all of salo’s work on the forum.
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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #77 on: 06/29/2018 01:18 AM »
All scheduled launch vehicles are "Electron"

Not correct. There will be 2 versions : "Electron without upperstage" and "Electron with Curie upperstage"

Do we know that?
Curie and the third stage was a surprise.
Has Rocketlabs ever discussed launching with or without it?
Since we haven’t known and so have never been able to put it on the manifest, the point is academic at best.
If Rocketlabs starts announcing details like this, or orbits, a second rocket type or second launch site, the table will have to be reformatted. We (salo) can do that when it happens.

P.S.  However the table is formatted I really appreciate it and all of salo’s work on the forum.
Not lot use for Curie with MX launches.

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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #78 on: 06/29/2018 09:41 PM »
All scheduled launch vehicles are "Electron"

Not correct. There will be 2 versions : "Electron without upperstage" and "Electron with Curie upperstage"

Do we know that?

It's said by Rocket Lab on this page : https://www.rocketlabusa.com/electron/

"An optional apogee kick stage that can execute multiple burns..."
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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #79 on: 06/30/2018 10:47 PM »
Cross-post:
Launch delay, date/time TBD

SFN, Rocket Lab’s first commercial launch grounded to fix nagging technical issue, dated June 28

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Rocket Lab will bypass its current launch window to resolve a recurring problem with a motor controller on the company’s light-class Electron rocket, officials said Thursday, likely postponing its first commercial satellite launch at least a few weeks.

The indefinite delay is the second time the U.S.-New Zealand launch company, which is on the cusp of commencing commercial launch services after two test flights, has given up on a two-week launch window to examine the motor controller issue.

“The team is standing down from this launch window to take a closer look at the motor controller behavior again. We’re still not happy with the data, and as we all know, the only metric that counts in the launch business is 100% mission success,” Rocket Lab tweeted Thursday.

Peter Beck, Rocket Lab’s founder and CEO, tweeted that the mission “will be back on the pad shortly” at the company’s launch site at Mahia Peninsula, located on New Zealand’s North Island.
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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #80 on: 07/07/2018 10:33 PM »
All scheduled launch vehicles are "Electron"

Not correct. There will be 2 versions : "Electron without upperstage" and "Electron with Curie upperstage"

Do we know that?

It's said by Rocket Lab on this page : https://www.rocketlabusa.com/electron/

"An optional apogee kick stage that can execute multiple burns..."

To that end, salo has added "/Curie" to each launch in his manifest with multiple satellites
My ipression is that this remains a guess, because multiple payloads would need some way to be dispersed and because salo has not posted a link to a source for Rocketlabs saying that these flights would include Curie. 
That's the opposite of excluding Curie for the Moon Express missions for which MX has discussed their propulsion system. To my knowledge these are the only flights for which propulsion has been announced.
The assumption is that items on our manifests are sourced.  Assuming the inclusion of Curie would not comport to that.
Again, my suggestion is to post just the sourced, non-redundant information.
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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #81 on: 07/10/2018 09:02 PM »
Presser:
Rocket Lab to expand launch capability with US launch site 

Huntington Beach, California. 10 July 2018.

US orbital launch provider Rocket Lab has today confirmed plans to expand its launch capability by developing a US launch site, with four US space ports shortlisted to launch the Electron rocket. Final selection is underway with Cape Canaveral, Wallops Flight Facility, Pacific Spaceport Complex – Alaska and Vandenberg Air Force Base. A decision on the confirmed site, to be named Launch Complex 2, is expected to be made in August 2018. 

Designed to serve both commercial and US government missions, the US launch site expands on Rocket Lab’s ability to provide customers with the rapid, flexible and cost-effective access to orbit needed to support the increasing number of small satellites.

“The development of Rocket Lab’s US launch site strengthens our existing position as the industry leader providing frequent and tailored access to orbit for small satellites. Launching from US soil adds an extra layer of flexibility for our government and commercial customers, offering an unmatched ability to rapidly deploy space-based assets with confidence and precision,” said Rocket Lab founder and chief executive Peter Beck.

“We believe the launch process should be simple, seamless and tailored to our customers’ missions - from idea to orbit. Every aspect of the Electron orbital launch program is designed with this in mind and Launch Complex 2 is the next step in this strategy.”

The four potential launch sites are being assessed against a range of criteria, including anticipated pad construction cost and time-frame, regulatory lead times and ongoing costs once the site is operational. Rocket Lab is considering East and West coast options to explore a wide range of inclinations matched against current and anticipated manifest demand.

Launch Complex 2 will be designed to support monthly orbital launches. Once the final site is confirmed, construction will begin immediately, with the first mission from Launch Complex 2 slated for Q2 2019. Rocket Lab will construct its own pad infrastructure tailored to the Electron launch vehicle.   

The development of Launch Complex 2 will see Rocket Lab continue to expand Electron rocket production at the company’s headquarters in Huntington Beach, California, to supply complete launch vehicles for government and commercial customers. 

Rocket Lab already has the ability to launch more frequently than any other launch provider thanks to operating the world’s only private orbital launch facility, Launch Complex 1, on the Māhia Peninsula in New Zealand. Launch Complex 1 is licensed to launch up to every 72 hours.

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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #82 on: 07/18/2018 09:39 PM »
Akash "MCNAIR" 12U CubeSat  to ~500km SSO around October 2019 (1288-EX-ST-2018)
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1. Introduction

Akash Systems Inc. (referred to as “Akash”) is on a mission to improve the spectral efficiency of satellite communications systems with its patented GaN-on-Diamond technology. Founded in January 2016, Akash is composed of a veteran team of GaN and satellite innovators, and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA with an additional office in Dallas, TX.

Akash has incorporated its GaN-on-Diamond technology with a flight-proven software defined radio (SDR) into a compact form factor, and seeks authority to test its GaN Transmitter technology on a 12U CubeSat called “MCNAIR”.

2. Technical System Description

On October 1, 2019, MCNAIR will be launched from New Zealand’s Mahia Peninsula on a Rocketlab Electron rocket to a sun-synchronous orbit targeted for an altitude of 500 km, and an inclination of 97.8 degrees. The demonstration is intended to begin on October 1, 2019 and end on April 1, 2020, but with CubeSat missions the launch window could slip in time. All emissions will cease after the six month demonstration is complete

MCNAIR is a 12U CubeSat that measures 23.9 cm by 22.9 cm by 36.6 cm stowed and has a mass of 19.9 kg
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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #83 on: 07/22/2018 10:55 AM »
Launched:
№ - Date/Time(UTC) - Rocket            - Launch Site   - Satellite(s)
         
2017

01 - May 25                  - Electron            - LC1 (NZ)         - test flight 1: ''It's a Test'' (launch failure)
       (04:24)



2018

01 - January 21            - Electron/Curie   - LC1 (NZ)       - test flight 2 ''Still testing'':
       (01:43)                                                                      Dove 0F1C (Dove Pioneer), LEMUR2-MARSHALL,
                                                                                         LEMUR2-TALLHAMN-ATC


Scheduled:
Date/Time(UTC)     - Rocket               - Launch Site   - Satellite(s)

2018

June   28-July 7         - Electron/Curie    - LC1 (NZ)         - It's Business Time:
NET Late July                                                                    Outernet 1, CICERO, Lemur-2 (x2), IRVINE01, NABEO,
Early November                                                                Proxima (x2)
(00:30-04:30)

NET July                   - Electron/Curie    - LC1 (NZ)          - ELaNa XIX:
August-September                                                           ANDESITE, CeREs, CHOMPTT, Da Vinci, ISX, NMTSat,
December                                                                         RSat-P, Shields 1, STF 1, CubeSail 1, CubeSail 2,
                                                                                        GeoStare, TomSat Eagle Scout, TomSat R3, SHFT 1
NET Q3                     - Electron             - LC1 (NZ)         - TBD
Q3                            - Electron             - LC1 (NZ)         - TBD
Q3                            - Electron             - LC1 (NZ)         - TBD
Q3                            - Electron             - LC1 (NZ)         - TBD

Q4                            - Electron/Curie    - LC1 (NZ)         - TBD


2019

NET Q3 2018  Q1     - Electron/Curie     - LC1 (NZ)        - Outernet 2, Outernet 3, ISILaunch cubesats
NET Q3 2018  Q1     - Electron/Curie     - LC1 (NZ)        - Dove / Flock-x (x20-25)
November 2018 Q1 - Electron/Curie     - LC1 (NZ)         - BlackSky Global 4
Q4 2018  Q1            - Electron/Curie     - LC1 (NZ)         - ICEYE X3 (ICEYE POC3)
Q1                           - Electron/Curie     - LC1 (NZ)         - Spaceflight mission
Q1                           - Electron              - LC1 (NZ)        - TBD
Q1                           - Electron              - LC1 (NZ)         - TBD
Q1                           - Electron              - LC1 (NZ)         - TBD

Q2                           - Electron              - TBD                 - TBD
Q2                           - Electron              - TBD                 - TBD
Q2                           - Electron              - TBD                 - TBD
Midyear                   - Electron/Curie     - LC1 (NZ)         - Kleos Scouting Mission (KSM)
  Q2   Q3                  - Electron              - LC2 (US)         - TBD
Q3                           - Electron              - TBD                 - TBD
Q3                           - Electron              - TBD                 - TBD
Q3                           - Electron              - TBD                 - TBD
October 1                - Electron              - LC1 (NZ)         - MCNAIR
Q4                           - Electron              - LC1 (NZ)         - Canon spacecrafts: CE-SAT 1 Mk.2, CE-SAT 2
Q4                           - Electron              - LC1 (NZ)         - Circle Aerospace mission
Q4                           - Electron              - TBD                 - TBD

Hosted payload:
Q1                           - Electron             - TBD                  - Ecliptic payload
Q2                           - Electron             - TBD                  - Ecliptic payload
Q3                           - Electron             - TBD                  - Ecliptic payload
Q4                           - Electron             - TBD                  - Ecliptic payload


Unclear:
Date/Time(UTC)   - Rocket                 - Launch Site   - Satellite(s)

2019                       - Electron               - LC1 (NZ)         - Moon Express mission Lunar Scout (orbiter)
2019                       - Electron/MX-1E    - TBD                 - Moon Express mission 1
2019                       - Electron/Curie      - TBD                - Capella 3, Capella 4, Capella 5
2019                       - Electron/Curie      - TBD                - Capella 6, Capella 7, Capella 8

NET 2020                - Electron                - LC1 (NZ)        - Circle Aerospace mission
NET 2020                - Electron                - LC1 (NZ)        - Circle Aerospace mission
NET 2020                - Electron                - LC1 (NZ)        - Circle Aerospace mission
NET 2020                - Electron                - LC1 (NZ)        - Circle Aerospace mission
NET 2020                - Electron                - LC1 (NZ)        - Circle Aerospace mission
NET 2020                - Electron                - LC1 (NZ)        - Circle Aerospace mission
NET 2020                - Electron                - LC1 (NZ)        - Circle Aerospace mission
NET 2020                - Electron                - LC1 (NZ)        - Circle Aerospace mission
NET 2020                - Electron                - LC1 (NZ)        - Circle Aerospace mission

TBD                         - Electron/Curie      - TBD                - Dove / Flock-y (x20-25)
TBD                         - Electron/Curie      - TBD                - Dove / Flock-z (x20-25)
TBD                         - Electron/SL-OMV  - LC3 (GB)         - TBD
TBD                         - Electron/MX-1E    - TBD                 - Moon Express mission 2   
TBD                         - Electron/MX-1E    - TBD                 - Moon Express mission 3
   
TBD                         - Electron/MX-2      - TBD                 - Moon Express mission 

LC1 (NZ) - launch site on the Mahia Peninsula on the North Island (Te Ika-a-Māui) of New Zealand
LC2 (US) - launch site on Wallops at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport in Virginia  U.S.


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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #85 on: 08/07/2018 07:27 AM »
https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1026483274590220289
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New launch date! We're headed back to the pad for It's Business Time in November, with the ELaNa XIX mission for NASA to follow in December.

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« Reply #86 on: 08/08/2018 07:57 PM »
https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1026950243177426946
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Rocket Lab signs agreement for ten dedicated Electron missions with Circle Aerospace. First launch targetting Q4 2019. All will be Electron missions launched from New Zealand.

Presser:
https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=46140.0


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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #87 on: 08/09/2018 07:58 AM »
https://spacenews.com/rocket-lab-announces-order-for-10-electron-launches-from-new-dubai-company/
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Separately, Rocket Lab announced Aug. 7 a memorandum of understanding with Ecliptic Enterprises Corporation regarding hosted payloads on Electron launches. Under that agreement, Ecliptic will supply payloads from its customers that remain attached to the Electron’s kick stage after deployment of satellites on a given mission.

One such hosted payload will be flown on the next Electron launch, now scheduled for early November. A drag sail technology demonstrator called NABEO, developed by German company High Performance Space Structure Systems GmBH, will be tested on the kick stage after it deploys the other satellites on that flight. Ecliptic handled the payload integration as a pathfinder for this new agreement.

Ecliptic plans to fly hosted payloads on Electron launches roughly once a quarter, starting in the first quarter of 2019. That mission will feature a two-kilogram hosted payload provided by Ecliptic and Beyond Sensors LLC, with later missions carrying hosted payloads weighing up to 25 kilograms.

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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #88 on: 08/10/2018 08:50 PM »
https://spacenews.com/capellas-first-satellite-launching-this-fall/
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Capella satellites will weigh less than 40 kilograms, which means four will fit on a single Rocket Lab Electron rocket, said Payam Banazadeh, Capella co-founder and chief executive.

By launching four satellites on each rocket and sending rocket into different planes, Capella will “build a constellation of many planes and orbits with the least amount of operational and deployment complexity,” Banazadeh said. “It allows us to deploy our constellation efficiently in a shorter time frame and with less capital” than constellations of larger satellites.
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Later in 2019, Capella plans to launch six additional satellites into two orbital planes.

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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #89 on: 08/20/2018 12:33 AM »
https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1026483274590220289
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New launch date! We're headed back to the pad for It's Business Time in November, with the ELaNa XIX mission for NASA to follow in December.

Huh?
On the pad, off the pad, on the pad, off the pad, and now an additional quarter year delay before going into a monthly pace?
A 9 month gap seems incongruous with in instant ramp-up.
What kind of wastrels would dump a perfectly good booster in the ocean after just one use?

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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #90 on: 08/20/2018 05:02 AM »
https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1026483274590220289
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Rocket Lab @RocketLab

New launch date! We're headed back to the pad for It's Business Time in November, with the ELaNa XIX mission for NASA to follow in December.

Huh?
On the pad, off the pad, on the pad, off the pad, and now an additional quarter year delay before going into a monthly pace?
A 9 month gap seems incongruous with in instant ramp-up.
At this point all issues are due to ground components thus once solved and they figure out their weather launch constraints and limits then the flight rate is feasible.

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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #91 on: 09/19/2018 09:40 PM »
Brad Schneider of RL wouldn't give any more specifics on the next launch, but did provide this forecast today at the AIAA conference in Orlando.
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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #92 on: 09/20/2018 07:39 AM »
https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1042553844650012673
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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #93 on: 09/24/2018 03:37 PM »
https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1042553844650012673
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An article in Space News says "Kleos Space, a company developing a constellation of satellites for radiofrequency geolocation work, will launch its first satellites in 2019 with Rocket Lab under a deal announced Sept. 19."

edit:  That would increase Brad Schneider's graph two posts back from 2 more launches in 2018 and 15 in 2019 to 2 and 16.
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What kind of wastrels would dump a perfectly good booster in the ocean after just one use?

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« Reply #94 on: 09/25/2018 04:02 PM »
edit: That would increase Brad Schneider's graph two posts back from 2 more launches in 2018 and 15 in 2019 to 2 and 16.
When Brad displayed that chart that shows 15 launches in 2019, he verbally said 16.  I noted the discrepancy at the time.  He probably knew of the extra launch, but didn't update his slide in time.

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« Reply #95 on: 09/25/2018 05:49 PM »
the number of cubesats being launched is not equal to the number of launches.

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« Reply #96 on: 10/15/2018 02:31 PM »
the number of cubesats being launched is not equal to the number of launches.

What I meant was that I don't assume an announcement of a new customer for RocketLab necessarily increases the number of launches on the manifest because many of them will be rideshares.  It might increase the number of launches, just hard to tell without more information.

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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #97 on: 10/17/2018 05:57 PM »
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Support at least 12 launches a year. First launch 3rd quarter of next year.
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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #100 on: 10/29/2018 11:43 PM »
https://www.zdnet.com/article/rocket-lab-and-fleet-space-to-launch-cubesat-next-month/

from an earlier CNet article in June:
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That "leg up" is looking less and less "sizable" as the months tick by.  But .....

November 11:

https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1057361750276730880
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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #101 on: 10/30/2018 07:57 AM »
http://www.spacetechasia.com/rocket-lab-to-launch-2-more-satellites-from-australias-fleet-space-in-nov-11-mission/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
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The satellites have been added to the manifest for Rocket Lab’s upcoming mission, ‘It’s Business Time’, scheduled for launch on November 11 from Rocket Lab’s Launch Complex-1 on New Zealand’s Māhia Peninsula.

The Fleet satellites will join other payloads for the launch:  two Spire Global Lemur-2 satellites, the Irvine CubeSat STEM Program (ICSP) IRVINE01 educational CubeSat, NABEO, a drag sail technology demonstrator designed and built by High Performance Space Structure Systems GmBH and a GeoOptics Inc. satellite, built by Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems.

The Proxima I and II satellites are a pair of identical 1.5 U CubeSats designed and built by Fleet.

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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #102 on: 10/30/2018 08:36 AM »
Launched:
№ - Date/Time(UTC) - Rocket            - Launch Site   - Satellite(s)
         
2017


01 - May 25                  - Electron            - LC1 (NZ)         - test flight 1: ''It's a Test'' (launch failure)
       (04:24)


2018

01 - January 21            - Electron/Curie   - LC1 (NZ)        - test flight 2 ''Still testing'':
       (01:43)                                                                       Dove 0F1C (Dove Pioneer), LEMUR2-MARSHALL,
                                                                                          LEMUR2-TALLHAMN-ATC

02 - November 11        - Electron/Curie   - LC1 (NZ)        - It's Business Time:
       (03:50)                                                                       CICERO, Lemur-2 (x2), IRVINE01, NABEO,
                                                                                          Proxima I, Proxima II


Scheduled:
Date/Time(UTC)        - Rocket             - Launch Site  - Satellite(s)

2018


December    10   13     - Electron/Curie    - LC1 (NZ)        - VCLS-1 (ELaNa XIX):
(04:00-08:00)                                                                    ANDESITE  ALBus, CeREs, CHOMPTT, Da Vinci, NMTSat,
                                                                                          ISX, RSat-P, Shields 1, STF 1, CubeSail 1, CubeSail 2,
                                                                                          GeoStare, TomSat Eagle Scout, TomSat R3, SHFT 1

2019

Q1                              - Electron/Curie     - LC1 (NZ)        - ISILaunch cubesats, Outernet 1, Outernet 2,
                                                                                          Outernet 3
Q1                              - Electron/Curie     - LC1 (NZ)        - Dove / Flock-x (x20-25)
Q1                              - Electron/Curie     - LC1 (NZ)        - BlackSky Global 4
Q1                              - Electron/Curie     - LC1 (NZ)        - ICEYE X3 (ICEYE POC3)
Q1                              - Electron/Curie     - LC1 (NZ)        - Spaceflight mission
Q2                              - Electron              - LC1 (NZ)        - TBD
Q2                              - Electron              - LC1 (NZ)        - TBD
Q2                              - Electron              - LC1 (NZ)        - TBD
Midyear                      - Electron/Curie     - LC1 (NZ)        - Kleos Scouting Mission (KSM)
Q3                              - Electron              - LC2 (US)        - TBD
Q3                              - Electron              - TBD                - TBD
Q3                              - Electron              - TBD                - TBD
Q3                              - Electron              - TBD                - TBD
October 1                   - Electron              - LC1 (NZ)        - MCNAIR
Q4                              - Electron              - LC1 (NZ)        - Canon spacecrafts: CE-SAT 1 Mk.2, CE-SAT 2
Q4                              - Electron              - LC1 (NZ)        - Circle Aerospace mission
Q4                              - Electron              - TBD                - TBD

Hosted payload:
Q1                              - Electron             - TBD                 - Ecliptic payload
Q2                              - Electron             - TBD                 - Ecliptic payload
Q3                              - Electron             - TBD                 - Ecliptic payload
Q4                              - Electron             - TBD                 - Ecliptic payload

Unclear:
Date/Time(UTC)       - Rocket              - Launch Site  - Satellite(s)


2019                          - Electron/Curie     - TBD                - Capella 3, Capella 4, Capella 5
2019                          - Electron/Curie     - TBD                - Capella 6, Capella 7, Capella 8
2019  2020                - Electron              - LC1 (NZ) TBD  - Moon Express mission Lunar Scout (orbiter)
2019  2020                - Electron/MX-1E   - TBD                 - Moon Express mission 1
NET 2020                   - Electron               - LC1 (NZ)        - Circle Aerospace mission
NET 2020                   - Electron               - LC1 (NZ)        - Circle Aerospace mission
NET 2020                   - Electron               - LC1 (NZ)        - Circle Aerospace mission
NET 2020                   - Electron               - LC1 (NZ)        - Circle Aerospace mission
NET 2020                   - Electron               - LC1 (NZ)        - Circle Aerospace mission
NET 2020                   - Electron               - LC1 (NZ)        - Circle Aerospace mission
NET 2020                   - Electron               - LC1 (NZ)        - Circle Aerospace mission
NET 2020                   - Electron               - LC1 (NZ)        - Circle Aerospace mission
NET 2020                   - Electron               - LC1 (NZ)        - Circle Aerospace mission
TBD                            - Electron/Curie     - TBD                - Dove / Flock-y (x20-25)
TBD                            - Electron/Curie     - TBD                - Dove / Flock-z (x20-25)
TBD                            - Electron/SL-OMV - LC3 (GB)         - TBD
TBD                            - Electron/MX-1E   - TBD                 - Moon Express mission 2   
TBD                            - Electron/MX-1E   - TBD                 - Moon Express mission 3   
TBD                            - Electron/MX-2     - TBD                 - Moon Express mission

LC1 (NZ) - launch site on the Mahia Peninsula on the North Island (Te Ika-a-Māui) of New Zealand
LC2 (US) - launch site on Wallops at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport in Virginia  U.S.
LC3 (GB) - launch site in Great Britain

Changes on October 30th
Changes on November 10th
Changes on November 11th
Changes on November 16th
Changes on December 1st
Changes on December 4th
Changes on December 7th
Changes on December 8th
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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #105 on: 11/11/2018 04:07 PM »
https://twitter.com/thesheetztweetz/status/1061628667397357573
Is $3B pipeline launches for payloads that Electron could compete for?

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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #106 on: 11/12/2018 11:01 AM »
02 - November 11        - Electron/Curie   - LC1 (NZ)        - It's Business Time:
       (03:50)                                                                       Outernet 1, CICERO, Lemur-2 (x2), IRVINE01,
                                                                                          NABEO,Proxima I, Proxima II


Outernet 1 wasn't on this flight.
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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #107 on: 11/14/2018 08:15 PM »
02 - November 11        - Electron/Curie   - LC1 (NZ)        - It's Business Time:
       (03:50)                                                                       Outernet 1, CICERO, Lemur-2 (x2), IRVINE01,
                                                                                          NABEO,Proxima I, Proxima II


Outernet 1 wasn't on this flight.

Haha. That's disappointing.

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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #108 on: 11/17/2018 07:25 PM »
Cross-post; already updated here:
SFN launch schedule, updated November 15, lists this launch on December 10, launch window TBD, named VCLS 1 (Venture Class Launch Services).
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« Reply #109 on: 11/21/2018 11:48 PM »
Swarm, two 1U cubesats, Feb. 15 on Rocket Lab to 475km 45 degree orbit
0943-EX-CN-2018

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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #110 on: 12/01/2018 10:46 PM »
https://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/space/go-for-launch/os-bz-nasa-moon-contracts-20181128-story.html
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