This is the 20th launch of Electron rocket. It will deploy two Earth imaging microsatellites for BlackSky's constellation. This mission will also see the second attempt to recover the first stage of Electron rocket. The booster is planned to perform water landing with the help of parachute system deployed after re-entering the atmosphere.
Rocket Lab is an American aerospace manufacturer with a wholly owned New Zealand subsidiary. The company develops lightweight, cost-effective commercial rocket launch services. The Electron Program was founded on the premise that small payloads such as CubeSats require dedicated small launch vehicles and flexibility not currently offered by traditional rocket systems. Its rocket, the Electron, is a light-weight rocket and is now operating commercially. Electron currently launches from only Mahia Peninsula in New Zealand however they are currently looking into developing a facility in the US.