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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #120 on: 12/29/2018 12:57 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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Hi All -

Now that there are actual flights, I hope that a RL enthusiast is planning to maintain the leading post of this thread - it'd be nice to track their flight record.
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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #121 on: 12/30/2018 03:43 am »
Hi All -

Now that there are actual flights, I hope that a RL enthusiast is planning to maintain the leading post of this thread - it'd be nice to track their flight record.

??? (politely)

The most recent iteration of the Rocket Lab launch schedule is several replies up-thread here, most recently updated after the December 16 launch.

Launch schedule updates are reply posts in this thread, just as they are for the launch threads in the several national launch sub-forums.
« Last Edit: 12/30/2018 03:44 am by zubenelgenubi »
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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #122 on: 12/30/2018 11:19 pm »
Hi All -

Now that there are actual flights, I hope that a RL enthusiast is planning to maintain the leading post of this thread - it'd be nice to track their flight record.

??? (politely)

The most recent iteration of the Rocket Lab launch schedule is several replies up-thread here, most recently updated after the December 16 launch.

Launch schedule updates are reply posts in this thread, just as they are for the launch threads in the several national launch sub-forums.

Politely indeed - I thought the "normal" mode was that one reader takes ownership of maintaining the first post to remain "current".

I see now that's not always the case...  though it is very convenient when someone does that - for which I am very grateful when it happens.

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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #123 on: 01/03/2019 11:31 pm »
Hi All -

Now that there are actual flights, I hope that a RL enthusiast is planning to maintain the leading post of this thread - it'd be nice to track their flight record.

??? (politely)

The most recent iteration of the Rocket Lab launch schedule is several replies up-thread here, most recently updated after the December 16 launch.

Launch schedule updates are reply posts in this thread, just as they are for the launch threads in the several national launch sub-forums.

Politely indeed - I thought the "normal" mode was that one reader takes ownership of maintaining the first post to remain "current".

I see now that's not always the case...  though it is very convenient when someone does that - for which I am very grateful when it happens.
Originally the schedule was updated like the main schedules but now they are chronologically all kept on the latest schedule and not deleted after the year per the requests of the forum to the mods.

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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #124 on: 01/13/2019 09:03 am »
Cross-post re: launch schedule, including next launch (my bold):
https://twitter.com/nextspaceflight/status/1084197887448297472

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Key points from Rocket Lab CEO @Peter_J_Beck's interview on @tmro today:
- 12 or more flights in 2019
- Next flight in early February
- First flight from Wallops in September
- Launch rate of one launch a week in 2020


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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #126 on: 01/21/2019 06:16 pm »
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)                                                                       Flock-2 (Dove Pioneer), Lemur-2-72, Lemur-2-73,
                                                                                          Humanity Star (Dummy satellite)                                                                                         

02 - November 11        - Electron/Curie   - LC1 (NZ)        - It's Business Time:
       (03:50)                                                                       CICERO 4, IRVINE01, Lemur-2-74, Lemur-2-75,
                                                                                          NABEO,  Proxima I, Proxima II

03 - December 16       - Electron/Curie    - LC1 (NZ)        - VCLS-1 (ELaNa XIX):
       (06:33)                                                                       ALBus, ANDESITE, CeREs, CHOMPTT, CubeSail 1, 
                                                                                          CubeSail 2, Da Vinci, GeoStare, ISX, NMTSat, RSat-P,
                                                                                          SHFT 1, Shields 1, STF 1, TomSat Eagle Scout, 
                                                                                          TomSat R3 (AeroCube 11)
                                                                                         
Scheduled:
Date/Time(UTC)             - Rocket              - Launch Site      - Satellite(s)

2019

Late February 
H2 of March 16 18 21-30 - Electron/Curie - LC1 (NZ)       - DARPA R3D2 mission
(22:30–02:30) 

Q1  NET  March  Q2    - Electron/Curie     - LC1 (NZ)        - Dove / Flock-x (x20-25)
Q1  NET  March  Q2    - Electron/Curie     - LC1 (NZ)        - BlackSky Global 4
June 15-Sept 20        - Electron/Curie     - LC1 (NZ)        - NOOR-1A, NOOR-1B
Q3  September           - Electron              - LC2 (US)        - TBD
Q1  Q2  NET Q3          - Electron/Curie     - LC1 (NZ)        - ICEYE X3 (ICEYE POC3)
Q1  Q2  NET Q3          - Electron/Curie     - LC1 (NZ)        - Spaceflight mission
October 1                   - Electron              - LC1 (NZ)        - MCNAIR
Midyear  Q2  Q4         - Electron/Curie     - LC1 (NZ)        - Kleos Scouting Mission (KSM)
Q2                              - Electron              - LC1 (NZ)        - TBD
Q2                              - Electron              - LC1 (NZ)        - TBD
Q2                              - Electron              - LC1 (NZ)        - TBD

Q3                              - Electron              - TBD                - TBD
Q3                              - Electron              - TBD                - TBD

Q3                              - Electron              - TBD                - TBD
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     - LC1 (NZ)        - ACRUX 1
2019                          - Electron/Curie     - LC1 (NZ)        - QuakeTEC
2019                          - Electron/Curie     - LC1 (NZ)        - SpaceBEE 8, SpaceBEE 9
Jan Early Feb  2019   - Electron/Curie     - LC1 (NZ)        - ISILaunch cubesats, Outernet 1, Outernet 2, Outernet 3
2019                          - Electron/Curie     - TBD                - Capella 3, Capella 4, Capella 5
2019                          - Electron/Curie     - TBD                - Capella 6, Capella 7, Capella 8

2020                          - Electron              - LC1 (NZ) TBD  - Moon Express mission Lunar Scout (orbiter)
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 A’Mhoine, Sutherland, Scotland, Great Britain

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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #127 on: 01/22/2019 01:44 am »
https://www.spaceconnectonline.com.au/operations/3162-kleos-space-satellites-move-into-integration-phase

"The Kleos Scouting Mission (KSM) satellites will be launched by RocketLab on an Electron rocket from Launch Complex 1 in New Zealand in Q2 2019. The satellites will be integrated into Rocket Lab’s in-house designed and built Maxwell dispensers and deployed from the Electron kick stage to low-Earth orbit."
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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #130 on: 01/23/2019 12:08 am »

https://spacenews.com/rocket-lab-to-launch-darpa-satellite/

"One issue for the upcoming launch is the need for a new launch license from the Federal Aviation Administration’s Office of Commercial Space Transportation, as this launch will be flying on a different trajectory than previous Electron launches licensed by the FAA. However, the FAA is not issuing new licenses amid the ongoing government shutdown."

Will they reshuffle launches if shutdown carries on?


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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #131 on: 01/23/2019 12:50 am »

https://spacenews.com/rocket-lab-to-launch-darpa-satellite/

"One issue for the upcoming launch is the need for a new launch license from the Federal Aviation Administration’s Office of Commercial Space Transportation, as this launch will be flying on a different trajectory than previous Electron launches licensed by the FAA. However, the FAA is not issuing new licenses amid the ongoing government shutdown."

Will they reshuffle launches if shutdown carries on?

This is DARPA, were they going. They won't need a licence.

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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #132 on: 01/23/2019 01:29 am »

https://spacenews.com/rocket-lab-to-launch-darpa-satellite/

"One issue for the upcoming launch is the need for a new launch license from the Federal Aviation Administration’s Office of Commercial Space Transportation, as this launch will be flying on a different trajectory than previous Electron launches licensed by the FAA. However, the FAA is not issuing new licenses amid the ongoing government shutdown."

Will they reshuffle launches if shutdown carries on?

This is DARPA, were they going. They won't need a licence.

That depends on the kind of contract.

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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #134 on: 02/15/2019 05:01 am »
https://twitter.com/Peter_J_Beck/status/1095920253937152004
This thread started with your excellent listing of future launch dates.
It directly addressed the thread subject of "Rocket Lab launch schedule".
The last half dozen posts may discuss the payloads, but have little more schedule information that that the next launch will be this year.
We are all aware when something appears, like a photo of a rocket on the launch pad.
We don't really need every post appearing in every related thread simultaneously.
Shouldn't we keep this thread for either launch dates or payloads or other things that fit in the format of the first post:
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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #135 on: 03/04/2019 02:49 pm »
0317-EX-ST-2019
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The overall goal of the NOOR-1 mission, is to test, develop, and demonstrate the efficacy and design of a nano-satellite network, including associated software applications and their ability to exchange encrypted data via crosslinks, relay store-and-forward requests, and reliably communicate with Stara’s ground station.

The 2 satellites, NOOR-1A and NOOR-1B, will be launched aboard Rocket Lab Electron 8, from Launch Complex 1, Mahia, New Zealand, between June 15 and September 20, 2019. It will be deployed into a sun synchronous orbit at 385 km apogee and 385 km perigee, on an inclination from the equator of 98 degrees. Transmission will begin 360 minutes after deploy, and cease 6 months later. Atmospheric friction will slow the satellite and reduce the altitude of the orbit, until de-orbiting occurs about 1 year after launch. See the Orbital Debris Assessment Report for details.

The spacecraft are identical, using an Alba Orbital 3p PocketQube platform. Each has the dimensions 8 x 6.9 x 19 cm stowed, and 44 x 7 x 18.5 cm with the solar panels deployed The total mass of each is about 0.75 Kg.

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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #136 on: 03/06/2019 09:08 pm »
https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1103367553659748352
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Following a delay to payload arrival, the R3D2 spacecraft is now at LC-1 & integration is underway! The launch window has been adjusted to the second half of March to provide the prime contractor with additional time to complete payload and spacecraft validation & verification.

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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #137 on: 03/07/2019 08:27 am »
https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1103467166714814465
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Rocket Lab: "The window will be open from 17 - 30 March 2019, NZDT. Within the window, lift-off will be scheduled between 11:30 and 15:30 NZDT (22:30 – 02:30 UTC)."

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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #138 on: 03/13/2019 09:34 pm »
https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1042553844650012673
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Welcome aboard #KleosSpace! We're thrilled to be launching Kleos' scouting mission satellites to form the d bal max review - crazy bulk d bal review (d bal steroids alternative) cornerstones of a constellation to geolocate maritime radio transmissions that will guard borders, protect assets and save lives. More here: https://bit.ly/2NYDgBx

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.

Thanks for the information. Working on a research paper and this forum will be a great help.
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Re: Rocket Lab launch schedule
« Reply #139 on: 03/16/2019 01:37 pm »
https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1106351364475486209
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Launch update: DARPA's payload team is conducting final ground station configuration work over the coming days. To allow for the completion of this, we are currently targeting late next week for lift-off of the #R3D2 mission.

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