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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #322 on: 08/25/2020 07:51 pm »
twitter.com/thesheetztweetz/status/1298345776909885442

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Rocket Lab signed a contract with European space technology company OHB Group for dedicated Electron launch in early 2021 from LC-1.

https://twitter.com/thesheetztweetz/status/1298346862236368896

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Rocket Lab's mission for OHB will be its fastest turnaround time yet, with 6 months from contract signing to launch.

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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #323 on: 08/25/2020 08:06 pm »
https://www.rocketlabusa.com/about-us/updates/rocket-lab-to-launch-dedicated-mission-for-european-space-technology-company-ohb-group/

Rocket Lab to Launch Dedicated Mission for European Space Technology Company OHB Group

Long Beach, California. August 25, 2020 – Rocket Lab has today announced that leading European space technology company OHB Group has signed a contract for a dedicated launch on an Electron rocket. The launch was procured through OHB Cosmos International Launch Service GmbH, the launch service division of the OHB Group.

The mission will launch a communications satellite for an OHB customer and is scheduled for lift-off in early 2021 from Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 on New Zealand’s Māhia Peninsula. It is the first launch contract between Rocket Lab and OHB, one of Europe’s leading space systems integrators which traditionally offers rideshare opportunities on large launch vehicles.

The mission will represent a rapid turnaround time of just six months between contract signing and launch. This streamlined path to launch, combined with Rocket Lab’s ability to deliver payloads to precise and unique orbits, were key factors in OHB selecting Rocket Lab as the launch provider.

Peter Beck, Rocket Lab’s founder and CEO, said the contract highlights the growing need that small satellite operators have for responsive, dedicated launch.

“As a respected leader in space, OHB Group has been providing access to orbit through rideshare opportunities and dedicated launches on medium and large size rockets for many years. We’re excited to be enabling a new capability for OHB and its mission partners by delivering rapid turnaround, dedicated small satellite launch on Electron,” said Beck. “Missions like this one put small satellite operators in the driver’s seat, giving them control over their launch schedule and orbit, on their terms.”

“OHB delivers an unmatched delivery time to its customer with this project. This would not have been possible without the impressive reactivity of Rocket Lab", said Lutz Bertling, Chief Strategy & Development Officer OHB Group. “For this mission, OHB COSMOS International Launch Service is not only providing the launch service procurement like for several previous OHB missions in the last 25 years. In the New Space Era we are leading this specific spacecraft, payload and mission development supported by OHB divisions in Sweden, Germany and Czech Republic ”, said Indulis Kalnins,  OHB Cosmos Managing Director.

The OHB mission will be one of the first missions in a busy year of launch activity for Rocket Lab, with the company booked for launches every two weeks in 2021 across its two launch sites, Launch Complex 1 in New Zealand and Launch Complex 2 in Virginia.

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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #328 on: 09/22/2020 03:50 pm »
This launch is no longer flight 15, so I would presume launch is NET October.

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"Rocket Lab To Launch Commercial Earth-Imaging Rideshare Mission For Planet, Canon Electronics

This rideshare mission will be Electron’s 15th launch overall and fifth in 2020, making Electron the second most-frequently launched U.S. rocket this year."


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Rocket Lab To Launch Commercial Earth-Imaging Rideshare Mission For Planet, Canon Electronics

This rideshare mission will be Electron’s 15th launch overall and fifth in 2020, making Electron the second most-frequently launched U.S. rocket this year.

Long Beach, California. 21 September, 2020 – Leading space systems company, Rocket Lab, has today announced its next Electron launch will be a rideshare mission to low Earth orbit for Planet and Spaceflight Inc.’s customer Canon Electronics.

The mission – named ‘In Focus’ in a nod to the Earth-imaging satellites onboard – will lift-off in October from Rocket Lab’s private orbital launch site, Launch Complex 1, in New Zealand. The mission will deploy a total of 10 satellites to precise and individual orbits. The mission will be Rocket Lab’s 15th launch overall and fifth mission of 2020, making Electron the second most-frequently launched United States orbital rocket this year.

Earth-imaging company Planet has nine of their latest generation SuperDove satellites booked on the mission for deployment to a 500km morning-crossing Sun Synchronous Orbit (SSO). Each of the nine SuperDoves will be integrated with and deployed from Rocket Lab’s Maxwell dispensers, the industry’s lightest CubeSat dispenser in its class. Planet’s Flock 4e’ of SuperDoves will join the company’s constellation of Earth-observation satellites already on orbit providing medium-resolution global coverage and near-daily revisit.

The 10th and final payload aboard this mission, Canon Electronics Inc.’s CE-SAT-IIB, was arranged by satellite rideshare and mission management provider Spaceflight Inc. CE-SAT-IIB is a technical demonstration microsatellite developed by Canon Electronics Inc. It has a middle-size telescope equipped with an ultra-high sensitivity camera to take night images of the Earth and small size telescopes which are suitable for CubeSat use.

Rocket Lab’s founder and CEO, Peter Beck, says the mission demonstrates the industry-leading flexibility Electron provides to small satellite operators by deploying multiple spacecraft to their various target destinations even when flying as part of a rideshare.

“With Electron, we designed a launch system that makes access to space easy and puts our customers in the driver’s seat of their missions, and we’re proud to be delivering on that even through times of global disruption.”

Rocket Lab has multiple missions scheduled for the remainder of 2020, including an upcoming launch in Q4 earmarked for the company’s first Electron first stage recovery attempt. The Electron’s first stage will be equipped with new hardware, including a reaction control system and an in-house designed parachute system, to orient the booster during its re-entry descent and slow down the first stage before a soft landing in the ocean where it will be collected by a ship.
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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #329 on: 10/07/2020 10:50 pm »
Flight 15 place, date, and UTC time:
LC-1, October 20, 2114.
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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #331 on: 10/14/2020 04:53 pm »
https://twitter.com/SwarmInternet/status/1316393330893230080
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Our next 24 #satellites are ready to go! They will be launching with @RocketLab out of New Zealand in November.

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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #332 on: 10/14/2020 09:30 pm »
This maybe No17 booster with recovery attempt with No16 at Wallops.

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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #333 on: 10/19/2020 06:38 am »
https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1318041402597462016
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Time zones for target lift-off of Rocket Lab’s 'In Focus' mission:
UTC: 21:14, Oct 21
PT: 14:14, Oct 21
ET: 17:14, Oct 21
NZT: 10:14, Oct 22

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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #334 on: 10/21/2020 02:58 pm »
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Under the agreement, TriSept will act as the launch broker and integration manager for a three-unit cubesat technology demonstration mission, called Gunsmoke-J, scheduled to launch in February 2021 on a Rocket Lab Electron rocket from Mahia, New Zealand.

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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #339 on: 10/28/2020 08:48 pm »
Launched:
№ - Date/Time(UTC) - Rocket  - Launch Site - Satellite(s)
         
2017
01 - May 25 (04:24) - Electron - LC-1 (NZ) - test flight 1: ''It's a Test'' (launch failure)       

2018
01 - January 21 (01:43) - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1 (NZ) - test flight 2 ''Still testing'': Flock-2 (Dove Pioneer), Lemur-2-72, Lemur-2-73, Humanity Star (Dummy satellite)
02 - November 11 (03:50) - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1 (NZ) - 3rd mission "It's Business Time": CICERO 4, IRVINE01, Lemur-2-74, Lemur-2-75, NABEO,  Proxima I, Proxima II
03 - December 16 (06:33) - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1 (NZ) - 4th mission "This One’s For Pickering"  VCLS-1 (ELaNa XIX): ALBus, CeREs, CHOMPTT, CubeSail 1, CubeSail 2, Da Vinci, GeoStare, ISX, NMTSat, RSat-P, SHFT 1, Shields 1, STF 1, TomSat R3 (AeroCube 11), TomSat Eagle Scout

2019
01 - March 28 (22:37 - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1 (NZ) - 5th mission "Two Thumbs Up": DARPA R3D2
02 - May 5 (06:00) - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1 (NZ) - 6th mission "That's A Funny Looking Cactus" STP-27RD: Harbinger (ICEYE X3), SPARC-1, Falcon ODE
03 - June 29 (04:30) - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1 (NZ) - 7th mission "Make it Rain" Spaceflight RL-1: Prometheus 2 (x2), ACRUX-1, BlackSky Global-3, SpaceBEE 8, SpaceBEE 9, TBD
04 - August 19 (12:12) - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1 (NZ) - 8th mission "Look Ma, No Hands": BlackSky Global 4, BRO 1, Pearl White 1, Pearl White 2
05 - October 17 (01:22) - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1 (NZ) - 9th mission "As The Crow Flies": PALISADE (Demo-1)
06 - December 6 (08:18) - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1 (NZ) - 10th mission "Running Out Of Fingers": ALE-2, ATL-1, FossaSat-1, NOOR-1A, NOOR-1B, SMOG-P, TRSi Sat

2020
01 - January 31 (02:56) - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1 (NZ) - 11th mission "Birds of a Feather": NROL-151 [USA-294]
02 - June 13 (05:12:00) - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1A (NZ) - 12th mission "Don’t Stop Me Now": ANDESITE (x9) (ELaNa 32), NRO Sats (USA 301, USA 302, USA 303), RAAF M2 Pathfinder
03 - July 4 (21:19:36) - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1A (NZ) - 13th mission "Pics Or It Didn’t Happen": CE-SAT 1B, Flock-4e (x5), Faraday-1 (launch failure)
04 - August 31 (03:05:47) - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1A (NZ) - 14th mission “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Optical”: Capella 2 Sequoia, First light
05 - October 28 (21:21:27) - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1 (NZ) - 15th mission “In Focus“: CE-SAT-IIB, SuperDove / Flock-4e (x9)
06 - November 20 (02:20:01) - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1 (NZ) - 16th  mission "Return to Sender": Dragracer A (Alchemy), Dragracer B (Augury), BRO-2, BRO-3, CORVUS BC 5 (Landmapper BC 5), APSS-1 (QuakeTEC), Spacebee (x18), SpaceBEENZ (x6), Gnome Chompski (Mass Simulator)
07 - December 15 (10:09:27) - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1 (NZ) - 17th  mission "The Owl’s Night Begins": StriX-α

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

2021
Late 2020  Early - Electron - LC-1B - TBD
Early - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1 (NZ) - OHB mission
February - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1 (NZ) - Gunsmoke-J
NET November December 2020  H1 - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-2 (US) -    17th mission   STP-27RM: Monolith
  Early   H1   Q2 - Electron/Photon Lunar - LC-2 (US) - CAPSTONE
Q2 - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1 (NZ) - NROL mission
Late spring - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1A  (NZ) - RASR-3 mission
Late spring - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1B  (NZ) - RASR-4 mission

Piggybacked:
NET Q3   Q4 2020  TBD - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1A (NZ) - McNair
  2020   TBD - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1 (NZ) - Circle Aerospace mission

2023
TBD - Electron/Photon Venus - LC-1 (NZ) - NZSA Venus mission

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

TBD - Electron/Kick Stage - TBD - Dove / Flock-z (x20-25)
TBD - Electron/SL-OMV - LC-3 (GB) - TBD

Piggybacked:
NET 2020 - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1 (NZ) - Circle Aerospace mission
NET 2020 - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1 (NZ) - Circle Aerospace mission
NET 2020 - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1 (NZ) - Circle Aerospace mission
NET 2020 - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1 (NZ) - Circle Aerospace mission
NET 2020 - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1 (NZ) - Circle Aerospace mission
NET 2020 - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1 (NZ) - Circle Aerospace mission
NET 2020 - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1 (NZ) - Circle Aerospace mission
NET 2020 - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1 (NZ) - Circle Aerospace mission
NET 2020 - Electron/Kick Stage - LC-1 (NZ) - Circle Aerospace mission

LC-1A, LC1B (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 (GB) - launch site A’Mhoine, Sutherland, Scotland, Great Britain


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Changes on November 5th
Changes on November 15th
Changes on November 20th
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Changes on December 15th
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