Author Topic: Rocket Lab launch schedule  (Read 252931 times)

Offline Salo

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 11089
  • Odessa, Ukraine
  • Liked: 4076
  • Likes Given: 3453
Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #720 on: 11/09/2023 10:09 am »
https://www.rocketlabusa.com/missions/next-mission
Quote
Mission Name: The Moon God Awakens
Rocket: Electron
Launch Date: No earlier than November 28, 2023 NZDT
Launch Site: Launch Complex 1
Launch Time: 17:00 - 19:00 NZDT

Mission Overview

Rocket Lab will launch a dedicated Electron mission for the Institute for Q-shu Pioneers of Space, Inc. (iQPS), a Japan-based Earth imaging company.

The launch is scheduled for lift-off during a launch window that opens November 28 2023 and extends into December. The mission will carry iQPS’s QPS-SAR-5 satellite named “TSUKUYOMI-I” into orbit on a dedicated Electron mission from Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 in Mahia, New Zealand. The mission has been named “The Moon God Awakens” in acknowledgement of Tsukuyomi, the Japanese God of the Moon.

QPS-SAR-5 is a synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) satellite that will join a constellation after QPS-SAR-6 already in orbit. iQPS’s satellites are small, high-performance SAR satellites that use a lightweight, large, stowable antenna to collect high resolution images of Earth, even through clouds and adverse weather conditions. Ultimately, the iQPS constellation is planned to have 36 satellites capable of monitoring specific fixed points on Earth every 10 minutes.

In addition to being launched by Electron, the QPS-SAR-5 satellite will use Rocket Lab’s Mark II Motorized Lightband (MLB) as its separation system demonstrating the Company’s vertically integrated space systems strategy.

Offline Salo

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 11089
  • Odessa, Ukraine
  • Liked: 4076
  • Likes Given: 3453
Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #721 on: 11/09/2023 10:36 am »
Launched:
№ - Date/Time (UTC) - Rocket - Launch Site - Satellite(s)
       
2023
01 - January 24 (23:00:00) - Electron/Kick Stage - MARS LA-0C (LC-2) (US) - 33rd mission "Virginia Is For Launch Lovers": Hawk 6A, Hawk 6B, Hawk 6C
02 - March 16 (22:38:59) - Electron/Kick Stage - MARS LA-0C (LC-2) (US) - 34th mission "Stronger Together": Capella-9, Capella-10
03 - March 24 (09:14) - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1B (NZ) - 35th mission "The Beat Goes On": BlackSky Global Gen-2 (х2)
04 - May 8 (01:00) - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1B (NZ) - 36th mission "Rocket Like A Hurricane" : TROPICS 3, TROPICS 4
05 - May 26 (03:46) - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1B (NZ) - 37th mission "Coming To A Storm Near You" : TROPICS 5, TROPICS 6
06 - July 18 (01:27) - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1B (NZ) - 39th mission "Baby Come Back" : Starling (x4), LEO 3, Spire GNSS-RO sat (x2)
07 - August 23 (23:45) - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1B (NZ) - 40th mission "We Love the Nightlife":  Acadia 1
08 - September 19 (06:55) - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1B (NZ) - 41st mission "We Will Never Desert You": Acadia 2 - Launch Failure - second stage anomaly
09 - December 15 (04:05:54) - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1B (NZ) - 42nd mission “The Moon God Awakens”: QPS-SAR-5 “TSUKUYOMI-I”

Suborbitals:
01 - June 18 (01:24) - Electron/Kick Stage (HASTE F1) - LC-2 (US) - 38th mission FST-1 "Scout's Arrow": DYNAMO-A

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

2024
Late 2023  NET Q1   Early - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1 (NZ) - NorthStar (x4) (or 2024)
February 21 - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1 (NZ) - Acadia 3
NET March - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1 (NZ) - Acadia 4
NET March - Electron/Photon LEO - LC-1A (NZ) - LOXSAT 1
Q1 - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1 (NZ) - ADRAS-J
Late 2023  NET Q1 - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1 (NZ) - Kinéis 1, Kinéis 2, Kinéis 3, Kinéis 4, Kinéis 5 (or 2024)
Late 2023  NET Q1 - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1 (NZ) - StriX-2 (or 2024)
  Q1   H1 - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1 (NZ) - ACS-3, NeonSat-1
May - Electron/Kick Stage - MARS LA-0C (LC-2) (US) - government customer
May - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1 (NZ) - PREFIRE 1 (or August)
May - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1 (NZ) - PREFIRE 2 (or August)
Late - Neutron - MARS LP-0A (US) - first flight
TBD - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1 (NZ) - Hawk (x6)
TBD - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1 (NZ) / LC-2 (US)  - Hawk (x6)
TBD - Electron/Photon - LC-1 (NZ) / LC-2 (US) - Varda Space
TBD - Electron/Photon - LC-1 (NZ) / LC-2 (US) - Varda Space
TBD - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1 (NZ) - Kinéis 6, Kinéis 7, Kinéis 8, Kinéis 9, Kinéis 10
TBD - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1 (NZ) - Kinéis (x5)
TBD - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1 (NZ) - Kinéis (x5)
TBD - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1 (NZ) - Kinéis (x5)
TBD - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1 (NZ) - NorthStar (x4)
TBD - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1 (NZ) - NorthStar (x4)
TBD - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1 (NZ) - BlackSky Global Gen-3 (х2)
TBD - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1 (NZ) - BlackSky Global Gen-3 (х2)
TBD - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1 (NZ) - BlackSky Global Gen-3 (х2)
TBD - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1 (NZ) - BlackSky Global Gen-3 (х2)
TBD - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1 (NZ) - BlackSky Global Gen-3 (х2)
TBD - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1 (NZ) - StriX-3
TBD - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1 (NZ) - StriX-4
TBD - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1 (NZ) - StriX-5
TBD - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1 (NZ) - StriX-6
TBD - Electron/Kick Stage - MARS LA-0C (LC-2) (US) - government customer
TBD - Electron/Kick Stage - MARS LA-0C (LC-2) (US) - government customer

Piggybacked:
  2023   TBD - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1 (NZ) - McNair
  2023   TBD - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1 (NZ) - WOODSAT
  2023   TBD - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1 (NZ) - SMOG-2

Suborbitals:
Q3 - Electron/Kick Stage (HASTE F2) - LC-2 (US) - TBD
Q4 - Electron/Kick Stage (HASTE) - LC-2 (US) - MACH-TB

2025
NET January - Electron/Photon Venus - LC-1 (NZ) - NZSA Venus mission

Suborbitals:
TBD - Electron/Kick Stage (HASTE) - LC-2 (US) - MACH-TB (or 2024)
TBD - Electron/Kick Stage (HASTE) - LC-2 (US) - MACH-TB (or 2024)
TBD - Electron/Kick Stage (HASTE) - LC-2 (US) - MACH-TB (or 2024)

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

TBD - Electron/Kick Stage - TBD - Dove / Flock-z (x20-25)
TBD - Electron/Kick Stage - TBD - Dove / Flock-z (x20-25)

Suborbitals:
TBD - Electron/Kick Stage (HASTE multiple launches) - LC-2 (US) - TBD

LC-1A, LC-1B (NZ) - launch site on the Mahia Peninsula on the North Island (Te Ika-a-Māui) of New Zealand
LC-2 (US) - launch site on Wallops at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport in Virginia  U.S.


Statistics:
Orbital Launches: 41 (LC-1A - 27, LC-1B - 12, LC-2 - 2)
Suborbital Launches: 1 (LC-2 - 1)
Satellites: 173 (LC-1A - 147, LC-1B - 21, LC-2 - 5)

Acronyms:
ACS-3      - Advanced Composite Solar Sail System
ADRAS-J   - Active Debris Removal by Astroscale-Japan
GNSS-RO - Global Navigation Satellite System Radio Occultation
MACH-TB - Multi-Service Advanced Capability Hypersonic Test Bed
PREFIRE  - Polar Radiant Energy in the Far-InfraRed Experiment

Changes November 9th
Changes November 23rd
Changes November 26th
Changes November 27th
Changes December 5th
Changes December 10th
Changes December 12th
Changes December 15th
« Last Edit: 01/25/2024 10:32 pm by Salo »

Offline Salo

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 11089
  • Odessa, Ukraine
  • Liked: 4076
  • Likes Given: 3453
Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #722 on: 11/23/2023 07:08 pm »
Cross-posted form the  'Electron : QPS-SAR 5 "The Moon God Awakens" LC-1 28 Nov 2023'  thread.

Mission Kit is now available - states that LC-1B will be used for this launch.
The last LC-1A launch was July 13th 2022. I'm assuming they took it offline for upgrades and maintenance, but one would hope that they could get it operational again in this time. Perhaps it hasn't been necessary yet -- but their 2024 cadence may be difficult with just the one pad (since only a couple of launches are scheduled for Wallops, possibly just the HASTE launches).

Offline Salo

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 11089
  • Odessa, Ukraine
  • Liked: 4076
  • Likes Given: 3453
Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #723 on: 11/27/2023 09:26 am »
https://www.rocketlabusa.com/missions/next-mission
Quote
Mission Name: The Moon God Awakens
Rocket: Electron
Launch Date: No earlier than December 13, 2023 NZDT
Launch Site: Launch Complex 1
Launch Time: 17:00 - 19:00 NZDT

Offline Salo

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 11089
  • Odessa, Ukraine
  • Liked: 4076
  • Likes Given: 3453
Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #724 on: 12/05/2023 09:30 pm »
https://www.spacevoyaging.com/capella-space-to-be-first-using-spacex-bandwagon-launch-service/
Quote
Scheduled for 2024, Acadia-4 is set to launch on SpaceX’s Bandwagon-1 mission, no earlier than April. The satellite will be deployed into a 45-degree mid-inclination orbit (MIO). Following suit, Acadia-5 is slated to launch no earlier than June 2024 as part of SpaceX’s Transporter-11 mission, in collaboration with Exolaunch. Acadia-5 will find its position in a 97-degree sun-synchronous orbit (SSO).

Offline gongora

  • Global Moderator
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 10143
  • US
  • Liked: 13734
  • Likes Given: 5874
Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #725 on: 12/05/2023 11:15 pm »
2430-EX-ST-2023
Quote
Rocket Lab USA, Inc. seeks authority to support communications associated with testing, operation, and mission assurance of the company’s Electron launch vehicle scheduled for launch by May 2024 from the Wallops Island Flight Facility in Accomack County, Virginia.

Stage 2 ca. 101 deg azimuth from true N
Stage 3 ca. 104 deg azimuth from true N

Offline Conexion Espacial

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2068
  • Liked: 3081
  • Likes Given: 2262
Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #726 on: 12/07/2023 08:30 pm »
« Last Edit: 12/07/2023 08:31 pm by Conexion Espacial »
I publish information in Spanish about space and rockets.
www.x.com/conexionspacial

Offline Salo

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 11089
  • Odessa, Ukraine
  • Liked: 4076
  • Likes Given: 3453
Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #727 on: 12/10/2023 03:16 pm »
https://twitter.com/pbdes/status/1732508607000739852
Quote
Peter B. de Selding @pbdes
Space domain awareness startup @NorthStarEandS: With Series D round complete, we have enough cash to get through early 2024 launch of 1st 4 sats & into operations. @RocketLab @SpireGlobal. https://bit.ly/3RwulaA

Offline Salo

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 11089
  • Odessa, Ukraine
  • Liked: 4076
  • Likes Given: 3453
Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #728 on: 12/12/2023 08:17 pm »
https://www.rocketlabusa.com/missions/next-mission/
Quote
Mission Name: The Moon God Awakens
Rocket: Electron
Launch Date: No earlier than December 15, 2023 NZDT
Launch Site: Launch Complex 1
Launch Time: 17:00 - 19:00 NZDT

Offline Salo

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 11089
  • Odessa, Ukraine
  • Liked: 4076
  • Likes Given: 3453
Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #729 on: 12/15/2023 07:57 am »
https://twitter.com/planet4589/status/1735529073604952566
Quote
Jonathan McDowell @planet4589
Rewinding the @RocketLab stream, I estimate the T-12 min hold lasted 5min 54s; if the originally planned launch time was 0400:00 UTC that would make the actual launch time 0405:54 UTC

Offline gongora

  • Global Moderator
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 10143
  • US
  • Liked: 13734
  • Likes Given: 5874
Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #730 on: 12/19/2023 02:56 pm »
A ground station filing mentioned more Hawkeye 360 sats launching in early March, and it's a ground station that can support mid-inclination orbits.  Possible it could be for sats on the next Transporter flight, but maybe more likely the next Electron flight for Hawkeye 360?

Offline Salo

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 11089
  • Odessa, Ukraine
  • Liked: 4076
  • Likes Given: 3453
Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #731 on: 01/09/2024 10:54 am »
https://www.rocketlabusa.com/missions/next-mission/
Quote
Mission Name: Four Of A Kind
Rocket: Electron
Launch Date: NET January 18th, 2024
Launch Site: Launch Complex 1
Launch Time: Launch window opens 06:15 UTC
Payload: Four LEMUR SSA satellites

Mission Overview

'Four Of A Kind', a dedicated mission for Spire Global Inc and its customer NorthStar Earth & Space, is Rocket Lab's first Electron launch of 2024 and our 43rd Electron mission overall.

The mission is scheduled to launch no earlier than January 18 between 19:15-20:00 NZT (January 18 between 06:15-07:00 UTC) from Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 in New Zealand. 'Four Of A Kind' will deploy four Space Situational Awareness (SSA) satellites for Spire Global, Inc’s (Spire) customer NorthStar Earth & Space (NorthStar). NorthStar´s satellites, built and operated by Spire, will be the first to simultaneously monitor all near-Earth orbits from space, delivering a radically enhanced level of SSA services to the global satellite community, with timely and precise information for space object detection, tracking, orbit determination, collision avoidance, navigation, and proximity alerts.

https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1744471371831493053
Quote
Rocket Lab @RocketLab
New year, new launch with our 1st Electron mission of 2024 for @SpireGlobal
 & @NorthStarEandS
!

‘Four Of A Kind’ is scheduled for lift-off NET January 18th – and yes, it’s a recovery mission!

🚀Rocket: Electron
🌎Launch site: Launch Complex 1
🛰️Satellites: 4
✨Mission: Space debris tracking and situational awareness

More info: https://www.rocketlabusa.com/missions/next-mission/
« Last Edit: 01/09/2024 11:17 am by Salo »

Offline Salo

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 11089
  • Odessa, Ukraine
  • Liked: 4076
  • Likes Given: 3453

Offline Salo

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 11089
  • Odessa, Ukraine
  • Liked: 4076
  • Likes Given: 3453
Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #733 on: 01/09/2024 11:10 am »
Launched:
№ - Date/Time (UTC) - Rocket - Launch Site - Satellite(s)
       
2024
01 - January 31 (06:34) - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1B (NZ) - 43rd mission "Four Of A Kind": Skylark 1, Skylark 2, Skylark 3, Skylark 4 (NorthStar)

Suborbitals:
01 -

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

2024
February 21 - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1 (NZ) - Acadia 3
NET Early March - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1 (NZ) - Hawk (x6)
NET March - Electron/Photon LEO - LC-1A (NZ) - LOXSAT 1
Q1 - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1 (NZ) - ADRAS-J
  H1   Q2 - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1 (NZ) - ACS-3, NeonSat-1
NET    Q1   Q2 - Electron/Kick Stage - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1 (NZ) - StriX-2
May - Electron/Kick Stage - MARS LA-0C (LC-2) (US) - government customer
May - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1 (NZ) - PREFIRE 1 (or August)
May - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1 (NZ) - PREFIRE 2 (or August)
NET    Q1   Q2  June 10-July 9 - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1 (NZ) - Kinéis 1, Kinéis 2, Kinéis 3, Kinéis 4, Kinéis 5
NET H2 - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1 (NZ) - Kinéis 6, Kinéis 7, Kinéis 8, Kinéis 9, Kinéis 10
NET H2 - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1 (NZ) - Kinéis 11, Kinéis 12, Kinéis 13, Kinéis 14, Kinéis 15    (x5)
NET H2 - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1 (NZ) - Kinéis 16, Kinéis 17, Kinéis 18, Kinéis 19, Kinéis 20    (x5)
NET H2 - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1 (NZ) - Kinéis 21, Kinéis 22, Kinéis 23, Kinéis 24, Kinéis 25    (x5)
Late - Neutron - MARS LP-0A (LC-3) (US) - first flight
TBD - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1 (NZ) - Hawk (x6)
TBD - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1 (NZ) / LC-2 (US)  - Hawk (x6)
TBD - Electron/Photon - LC-1 (NZ) / LC-2 (US) - Varda Space
TBD - Electron/Photon - LC-1 (NZ) / LC-2 (US) - Varda Space
TBD - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1 (NZ) - Skylark 5, Skylark 6, Skylark 7, Skylark 8 (NorthStar)
TBD - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1 (NZ) - Skylark 9, Skylark 10, Skylark 11, Skylark 12 (NorthStar)
TBD - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1 (NZ) - BlackSky Global Gen-3 (х2)
TBD - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1 (NZ) - BlackSky Global Gen-3 (х2)
TBD - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1 (NZ) - BlackSky Global Gen-3 (х2)
TBD - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1 (NZ) - BlackSky Global Gen-3 (х2)
TBD - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1 (NZ) - BlackSky Global Gen-3 (х2)
TBD - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1 (NZ) - StriX-3
TBD - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1 (NZ) - StriX-4
TBD - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1 (NZ) - StriX-5
TBD - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1 (NZ) - StriX-6
TBD - Electron/Kick Stage - MARS LA-0C (LC-2) (US) - government customer
TBD - Electron/Kick Stage - MARS LA-0C (LC-2) (US) - government customer

Piggybacked:
TBD - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1 (NZ) - McNair
TBD - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1 (NZ) - WOODSAT
TBD - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1 (NZ) - SMOG-2

Suborbitals:
Q3 - Electron/Kick Stage (HASTE F2) - LC-2 (US) - TBD
Q4 - Electron/Kick Stage (HASTE) - LC-2 (US) - MACH-TB

2025
NET January - Electron/Photon Venus - LC-1 (NZ) - NZSA Venus mission

Suborbitals:
TBD - Electron/Kick Stage (HASTE) - LC-2 (US) - MACH-TB
TBD - Electron/Kick Stage (HASTE) - LC-2 (US) - MACH-TB
TBD - Electron/Kick Stage (HASTE) - LC-2 (US) - MACH-TB

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

TBD - Electron/Kick Stage - TBD - Dove / Flock-z (x20-25)
TBD - Electron/Kick Stage - TBD - Dove / Flock-z (x20-25)

Suborbitals:
TBD - Electron/Kick Stage (HASTE multiple launches) - LC-2 (US) - TBD

LC-1A, LC-1B (NZ) - launch site on the Mahia Peninsula on the North Island (Te Ika-a-Māui) of New Zealand
LC-2 (US) - launch site on Wallops at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport in Virginia  U.S.
LC-3 (US) - launch site on Wallops at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport in Virginia  U.S.


Statistics:
Orbital Launches: 42 (LC-1A - 27, LC-1B - 13, LC-2 - 2)
Suborbital Launches: 1 (LC-2 - 1)
Satellites: 177 (LC-1A - 147, LC-1B - 25, LC-2 - 5)

Acronyms:
ACS-3      - Advanced Composite Solar Sail System
ADRAS-J   - Active Debris Removal by Astroscale-Japan
GNSS-RO - Global Navigation Satellite System Radio Occultation
MACH-TB - Multi-Service Advanced Capability Hypersonic Test Bed
PREFIRE  - Polar Radiant Energy in the Far-InfraRed Experiment

Changes on January 9th
Changes on January 17th
Changes on January 25th
Changes on January 31st
« Last Edit: 01/31/2024 06:01 am by Salo »

Offline Salo

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 11089
  • Odessa, Ukraine
  • Liked: 4076
  • Likes Given: 3453
Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #734 on: 01/17/2024 06:48 am »
https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1747497051519406549
Quote
Rocket Lab @RocketLab
🚀Launch Update 🚀

To allow time for final pre-launch checkouts, and account for an incoming weather system, we are now targeting no earlier than 27 January NZT for the launch of ‘Four Of A Kind’ for @spireglobal
 and @northstarEandS .

Launch Window Opens:
UTC | 06:15 (27 Jan)
NZDT | 19:15 (27 Jan)
EST | 01:15 (27 Jan)
PST | 22:15 (26 Jan)

Offline Salo

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 11089
  • Odessa, Ukraine
  • Liked: 4076
  • Likes Given: 3453
Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #735 on: 01/25/2024 09:25 pm »
https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1750598727570723224
Quote
Rocket Lab @RocketLab
A big week of concrete pouring and civil works at Launch Complex 3.

Foundations for the water tower, LOx tank, and launch mount are taking shape in Virginia ahead of Neutron’s first flight.

Offline Salo

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 11089
  • Odessa, Ukraine
  • Liked: 4076
  • Likes Given: 3453
Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #736 on: 01/25/2024 09:42 pm »
Thread for the first of 5 launches on Electron carrying 5 Kinéis satellites each from LC-1 between 10 June and 9 July 2024.

Quote
Kineis announces launch window of its 1st launch
January 16th 2024

Kinéis deploys its constellation for the Internet of Things
The first of 5 launches is scheduled between 10 June and 9 July 2024


[...]

In 2024, Kinéis is preparing for a decisive stage in the roll-out of its system. Between 10 June and 9 July 2024, the Toulouse-based company will carry out the first of 5 launches to put into orbit its constellation of 25 nanosatellites, the first European constellation dedicated to the Internet of Things. This first launch will take place with Rocket Lab's Electron launcher, from the Pacific coast of New Zealand's North Island.

[...]

Press release also included this overview about the path to launch:
Quote
• January: announcement of the launch window for the 1st launch
[...]
• April: announcement of the final launch date / departure of the 1st satellites for New Zealand
• May: campaign to prepare the 5 satellites in New Zealand for the 1st launch

Offline Salo

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 11089
  • Odessa, Ukraine
  • Liked: 4076
  • Likes Given: 3453
Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #737 on: 01/25/2024 09:58 pm »
Cancel-and-replace NGA Rocket Launching and Space Debris notices.

Note that while the Rocket Lab Next Mission webpage still says NET January 27, the new notices start on January 28.

Quote from: NGA
250415Z JAN 24
HYDROPAC 291/24(76).
WESTERN SOUTH PACIFIC.
NEW ZEALAND.
DNC 06.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, ROCKET LAUNCHING
   0615Z TO 0700Z DAILY 28 JAN THRU 09 FEB
   IN AREA BOUND BY
   39-47.49S 177-35.14E, 39-13.14S 177-35.60E,
   39-10.84S 178-05.73E, 39-45.88S 178-10.27E.
2. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, SPACE DEBRIS
   0615Z TO 0700Z DAILY 28 JAN THRU 09 FEB
   IN AREA BOUND BY
   46-18.00S 174-36.00E, 42-48.00S 176-12.00E,
   43-12.00S 178-06.00E, 46-48.00S 176-48.00E.
3. CANCEL HYDROPAC 145/24.
4. CANCEL THIS MSG 090800Z FEB 24.//

Offline Salo

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 11089
  • Odessa, Ukraine
  • Liked: 4076
  • Likes Given: 3453
Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #738 on: 01/28/2024 07:47 am »
https://twitter.com/TylerG1998/status/1751425092393807984

Quote
Inclement weather in Māhia means a delay of a few days to NET Wednesday, January 31 at 1:15 AM EDT (06:15 UTC) for the first #RocketLab #Electron mission of 2024.

The #FourOfAKind flight will feature a first stage recovery attempt, so we’ll see a shiny booster with red markings.

Offline Salo

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 11089
  • Odessa, Ukraine
  • Liked: 4076
  • Likes Given: 3453
Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #739 on: 01/31/2024 04:33 am »
https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1752574200374837505
Quote
Rocket Lab @RocketLab
Today's target lift-off time has been adjusted slightly to 06:34 UTC / 19:34 NZDT

https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1752581594718888278
Quote
Rocket Lab @RocketLab
Lift-off of ‘Four Of A Kind’ for @SpireGlobal
 and @NorthStarEandS
!
« Last Edit: 01/31/2024 05:50 am by Salo »

 

Advertisement NovaTech
Advertisement Northrop Grumman
Advertisement
Advertisement Margaritaville Beach Resort South Padre Island
Advertisement Brady Kenniston
Advertisement NextSpaceflight
Advertisement Nathan Barker Photography
0