NEXT SPACEFLIGHT

Status

NZSA Venus Mission

Launch Time
NET Dec 30, 2024

First private Venus mission. First interplanetary mission launched on Electron, and from New Zealand.

Rocket

Electron/Explorer
Image Credit: Rocket Lab
Rocket Lab
Status: Active
Price: $7.5 million
Liftoff Thrust: 224 kN
Payload to LEO: 320 kg
Stages: 3
Strap-ons: 0
Rocket Height: 18.0 m
Fairing Diameter: 1.2 m
Fairing Height: 4.05 m

Mission Details

NZSA Venus Mission

Rocket Lab will launch a scientific mission based on its Photon upper stage to Venus.

Payloads: 1
Heliocentric Orbit

Location

Māhia Peninsula, New Zealand

Stats

2024

95th orbital launch attempt

Rocket Lab

48th mission
6th mission of 2024

Electron

48th mission
6th mission of 2024