Electron | Coming To A Storm Near You (TROPICS-3)

Electron | Coming To A Storm Near You (TROPICS-3)

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

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Rocket Lab

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. The company is also producing a variety of spacecrafts and spacecrafts components.

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TROPICS-3

Last two operational (TROPICS-06 & TROPICS-07) satellites for NASA's Time-Resolved Observations of Precipitation Structure and Storm Intensity with a Constellation of SmallSats (TROPICS) mission. The CubeSats are designed to provide rapid-refresh microwave measurements that can be used to determine temperature, pressure, and humidity inside hurricanes as they form and evolve.

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Electron


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 44

Consecutive Success 7

Maiden Flight 2017-05-25

Launch Failures 4


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Core


Serial 37

Status expended

Flight Proven Yes

Flights 1


Landing Attempt No

Landing Success Unknown

Type EXP

Location PAC


Updates

Cosmic_Penguin

2023-05-26T04:42:48+0000

Payloads have been deployed.

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Cosmic_Penguin

2023-05-26T03:47:53+0000

Liftoff.

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LL2

2023-05-26T03:14:45+0000

Livestream has started

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Cosmic_Penguin

2023-05-26T02:01:28+0000

New T-0.

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Cosmic_Penguin

2023-05-24T23:37:34+0000

Delayed 1 day due to upper level winds.

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Cosmic_Penguin

2023-05-21T22:38:51+0000

Delayed to May 25 due to weather.

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Jay

2023-05-20T20:54:01+0000

Delayed a day due to unfavourable weather

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Cosmic_Penguin

2023-05-16T04:59:24+0000

Refined launch window.

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Jay

2023-05-15T21:21:43+0000

Updated launch date confirmed by Rocket Lab

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Cosmic_Penguin

2023-05-04T08:31:08+0000

Delayed with the other TROPICS launch due to weather conditions, new date TBD.

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Jay

2023-04-10T21:23:56+0000

NET May 16th from LC-1B

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Nosu

2022-11-23T15:59:44+0000

Updating launch vehicle, provider, and pad. Launch NET May 2023.

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Nosu

2022-03-25T21:57:34+0000

Adding launch TBD May

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