Rocket Lab Launch Schedule

Stay updated on Rocket Lab's rocket launches with our real-time schedule. You can see 27 planned space missions on our website. Watch the live stream of any Rocket Lab rocket launch happening today.

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Launch Countdown

Date & Time

25 May, 7:15am

Pad

1B

Launch Service Provider

Vehicle

Mission

Ready, Aim, PREFIRE (PREFIRE 1)

Mission Type

Earth Science

Destination

Polar Orbit

First 6U Cubesat carrying a miniaturized IR spectrometer, covering 0- 45 μm at 0.84 μm spectral resolution, operating for one seasonal cycle for NASAs PREFIRE (Polar Radiant Energy in the Far-InfraRed Experiment) mission.

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Last Update: Delayed to May 25 due to weather.

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Upcoming Rocket Lab Launches

First batch of five satellites for the French Kinéis IoT constellation designed to operate with 25 nanosatellites of 30 kg each.

Last Update: Targeting between June 10 and July 9

Second 6U Cubesat carrying a miniaturized IR spectrometer, covering 0- 45 μm at 0.84 μm spectral resolution, operating for one seasonal cycle for NASAs PREFIRE (Polar Radiant Energy in the Far-InfraRed Experiment) mission.

Last Update: NET June 2024.

Payload consists of a single SAR Earth-imaging Acadia satellite, a new generation satellite designed, manufactured, and operated by Capella Space.

Last Update: No longer scheduled for Q2 2024.

Synthetic aperture radar satellites for Japanese Earth imaging company Synspective.

Updated: May 14, 6:30pm UTC

Synthetic aperture radar satellites for Japanese Earth imaging company Synspective.

Updated: May 15, 6:31pm UTC

NZSA Venus Mission is a small direct Venus entry probe with a single 1 kg low-mass, low-cost autofluorescing nephelometer riding on a satellite bus based on the Photon Upper stage of the Electron rocket. The probe mission will spend approximately 5 minutes in the Venus cloud layers, 48-60 km above the surface, collecting in situ measurements to search for organic molecules in cloud particles and constrain particle composition.

Updated: Apr 16, 10:45am UTC

Second batch of five satellites for the French Kinéis IoT constellation designed to operate with 25 nanosatellites of 30 kg each.

Updated: Apr 16, 10:45am UTC

HawkEye 360 is a a space-based civil global intelligence satellite network using radio frequency (RF) technology to help monitor transportation across air, land and sea and assist with emergencies, and to provide civil SIGINT (Signal Intelligence) mission. The constellation of small satellites (named Hawk ) will collect information on specific radio signals worldwide to provide high-precision radio frequency mapping and analytics from Low Earth orbit (LEO).

Last Update: No Hawkeye 360 satellites planned to launch on Electron through to at least late 2024.

Third batch of five satellites for the French Kinéis IoT constellation designed to operate with 25 nanosatellites of 30 kg each.

Updated: Apr 16, 10:45am UTC

Fourth batch of five satellites for the French Kinéis IoT constellation designed to operate with 25 nanosatellites of 30 kg each.

Updated: Apr 16, 10:45am UTC

HawkEye 360 is a a space-based civil global intelligence satellite network using radio frequency (RF) technology to help monitor transportation across air, land and sea and assist with emergencies, and to provide civil SIGINT (Signal Intelligence) mission. The constellation of small satellites (named Hawk ) will collect information on specific radio signals worldwide to provide high-precision radio frequency mapping and analytics from Low Earth orbit (LEO).

Updated: Apr 16, 10:45am UTC

BlackSky Gen-3 Earth-imaging satellites

Updated: Apr 16, 10:45am UTC

BlackSky Gen-3 Earth-imaging satellites

Updated: Apr 16, 10:45am UTC

BlackSky Gen-3 Earth-imaging satellites

Updated: Apr 16, 10:45am UTC

BlackSky Gen-3 Earth-imaging satellites

Updated: Apr 16, 10:45am UTC

BlackSky Gen-3 Earth-imaging satellites

Updated: Apr 16, 10:45am UTC

Four space situational awareness (SSA) satellites for Canadian company NorthStar Earth and Space.

Updated: Apr 16, 10:45am UTC

Four space situational awareness (SSA) satellites for Canadian company NorthStar Earth and Space.

Updated: Apr 16, 10:45am UTC

Sub-orbital launch of the Hypersonic Accelerator Suborbital Test Electron (HASTE) program for a confidential customer.

Updated: Apr 16, 10:45am UTC

Payload is a scramjet-powered hypersonic vehicle developed by by Australian company Hypersonix.

Updated: Apr 16, 10:45am UTC

Last of five batches of five satellites for the French Kinéis IoT constellation designed to operate with 25 nanosatellites of 30 kg each.

Updated: Apr 16, 10:45am UTC