Electron | StriX-α (The Owl's Night Begins)

Electron | StriX-α (The Owl's Night Begins)

Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1A
Onenui Station, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand

StriX-α is a demonstration mission for Japanese company Synspective which plans to deploy a constellation of synthetic aperture radar satellites. For this mission, Rocket Lab will utilize a custom expanded fairing to encompass Synspective’s wide-body satellite – the first use of the expanded fairing options that Rocket Lab recently introduced.

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Rocket Lab Ltd

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.

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Height 18.00 Meters

Max Stages 3

Mass To GTO 0 kg

Liftoff Thrust 162 kN

Diameter 1.20 Meters

Mass To LEO 300 kg

Liftoff Mass 13 Tonnes


Launch Success 16

Consecutive Success 5

Maiden Flight 2017-05-25

Launch Failures 2


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Cosmic_Penguin

2020-12-11T09:46:37+0000

New launch date

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spacevogel

2020-12-09T19:40:47+0000

Launch is NET Dec 14 UTC due to weather

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scottm3

2020-12-03T03:09:10+0000

Updated launch windows/time

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spacevogel

2020-11-24T19:42:18+0000

Launch NET Dec 12 10:09:30 UTC

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