We Will Never Desert You

Launch Time
Tue Sep 19, 2023 06:55 UTC

Second stage engine failed to ignite.


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

Acadia Mission 2

Capella Space introduced its latest generation of satellites named "Acadia", which offer increased imaging capability and improved communications connectivity. These satellites are smaller and lighter than previous models, but offer higher resolution and detection capabilities, enabling better Earth observation and more accurate decision-making.

Capella Space's new generation of satellites feature synthetic aperture radar (SAR) technology, which allows them to capture images of the Earth in all weather conditions and at any time of the day or night. In addition, these satellites have enhanced communication capabilities, allowing them to transmit data and images faster and more efficiently.

Payloads: 1
Total Mass: 165.0 kg
Low Earth Orbit


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



153rd orbital launch attempt

Rocket Lab

41st mission
9th mission of 2023
4th failed mission


41st mission
9th mission of 2023
4th failed mission