NEXT SPACEFLIGHT

Status

Suborbital

DART AE

Launch Time
NET Mar 31, 2025

Part of Rocket Lab's HASTE Program.

Rocket

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Status: Active
Price: $7.5 million
Liftoff Thrust: 224 kN
Payload to LEO: 320 kg
Stages: 2
Strap-ons: 0
Rocket Height: 18.0 m
Fairing Diameter: 1.2 m
Fairing Height: 4.05 m

Mission Details

DART AE

DART AE, produced by Hypersonix, is a three-metre-long, single-use, high-temperature alloy, hydrogen-fuelled, scramjet technology demonstrator. DART AE (Additive Engineering) makes significant use of 3D printing and is powered by a single patented 3D printed SPARTAN scramjet engine.

The HASTE rocket will safely bring DART AE to its initial operating speed, allowing DART AE to demonstrate its non-ballistic flight patterns, acceleration, flexible engine burns, and up to 1000 km range, and collect valuable flight data from its journey at hypersonic speed.

Payloads: 1
Total Mass: 300.0 kg
Suborbital

Location

Rocket Lab LC-2 (LP-0C), Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia, USA

Stats

Rocket Lab

49th mission
1st mission of 2025

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49th mission
1st mission of 2025