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Electron / Curie | That's a Funny Looking Cactus

Launch Time
Sun May 05, 2019 06:00 UTC

Rocket

Electron / Curie
Rocket Lab
Status: Active
Price: $6.0 million
Liftoff Thrust: 162 kN
Payload to LEO: 225 kg
Stages: 3
Strap-ons: 0
Rocket Height: 17.0 m
Fairing Diameter: 1.2 m
Fairing Height: 2.5 m

Missions

STP-27RD

The mission has been procured by the DoD Space Test Program in partnership with Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) as part of its Rapid Agile Launch Initiative. The three experiments on board will demonstrate advanced space technologies and accelerate the fielding of future operational space capabilities. The Space Plug and Play Architecture Research CubeSat-1 (SPARC-1) mission, sponsored by the Air Force Research Laboratory Space Vehicles Directorate (AFRL/RV), is a joint Swedish-United States experiment to explore technology developments in avionics miniaturization, software defined radio systems, and space situational awareness (SSA). The Falcon Orbital Debris Experiment (Falcon ODE), sponsored by the United States Air Force Academy, will evaluate ground-based tracking of space objects. Harbinger, a commercial small satellite built by York Space Systems and sponsored by the U.S Army, will demonstrate the ability of an experimental commercial system to meet DoD space capability requirements.
Payloads: 3
Total Mass: 180 kg
Low Earth Orbit

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