Next Spaceflight

Status

Success

Make it Rain

Launch Time
Sat Jun 29, 2019 04:30 UTC

Rocket

Electron/Curie
Rocket Lab
Status: Active
Price: $7.5 million
Liftoff Thrust: 162 kN
Payload to LEO: 300 kg
Stages: 3
Strap-ons: 0
Rocket Height: 17.0 m
Fairing Diameter: 1.2 m
Fairing Height: 2.5 m

Mission Details

BlackSky’s Global-4

BlackSky’s Global-4 is the fourth of sixty high resolution earth observation microsatellites in the BlackSky constellation. This constellation will provide real-time earth observation. the constellation is built by Blacksky, a SpaceFlight Subsidiary, and the satellites are produced by LeoStella LLC, a joint venture of Spaceflight Industries and Thales Alenia Space.
Payloads: 1
Total Mass: 56 kg
Sun-Synchronous Orbit

Prometheus

Prometheus is the name of the CubeSat constellation developed and operated by LANL (Los Alamos National Laboratory), Los Alamos, New Mexico, for USSOCOM (U.S. Special Operations Command). The Prometheus CubeSats are part of a technology development and demonstration effort to explore the viability of using a CubeSat constellation to meet existing special operations mission requirements.
Payloads: 2
Total Mass: 4 kg
Sun-Synchronous Orbit

ACRUX-1

Named for the brightest star in the Southern Cross, ACRUX-1 will be the first satellite launched by the Melbourne Space Program. its primary goals are education and demonstrating cubesat platform technologies.
Payloads: 1
Total Mass: 1 kg
Sun-Synchronous Orbit

Location

Rocket Lab LC-1A, Māhia Peninsula, New Zealand

Stats

2019

41st orbital launch attempt

Rocket Lab

7th mission
6th successful mission
6th consecutive successful mission

Electron

7th mission
6th successful mission
6th consecutive successful mission