The mission, if successful, will deploy three radio frequency monitoring satellites into low orbit. | Image: Rocket Lab
Private spaceflight company Rocket Lab has announced the launch window of its debut Electron rocket mission from US soil. The “Virginia Is For Launch Lovers” mission is set to take off on January 23rd, 2023, from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia from 6PM to 8PM ET.
If successful, the mission will deploy three radio frequency monitoring satellites into low orbit for Virginia-based company HawkEye 360, the first of 15 to be deployed by Rocket Lab by 2024. This first mission was initially scheduled to launch in December 2022 but was pushed back due to unfavorable weather conditions.
After 32 launches from our pads at Launch Complex 1 in New Zealand, this month Electron is set to take to the sky from our U.S. launch pad at @…