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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 »
Higher resolution

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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« 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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Garrett Skrobot, NASA: our Venture Class Launch Services contract with Rocket Lab is schedule for no earlier than March 2018. Will launch 14 cubesats. #TRBAM

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) (x2), LEMUR2-TALLHAMN-ATC, LEMUR2-MARSHALL  (x2) - 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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Changes on January 11th
Changes on January 16th
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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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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #35 on: 01/24/2018 10:13 AM »
Quote from Peter Beck on Space News
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“We’ll be accelerating into commercial operations since everything looks pretty nominal.”
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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« 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:
source

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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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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« 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:
source

Might be the NASA Venture Class Launch Service. That was supposed to go up in March.
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