Media Release: Electron Roll-Out Complete at Launch Complex 2 Ahead of Upcoming U.S. Space Force Mission
April 29, 2020
Rocket Lab, a space technology company and the global leader in dedicated small satellite launch, has rolled an Electron launch vehicle out to the Launch Complex 2 pad at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport in Wallops, Virginia for the first time. The milestone is one of the final steps ahead of Rocket Lab’s first launch from Launch Complex 2 – a dedicated mission in partnership with the Department of Defense’s Space Test Program and the Space and Missile Systems Center’s Small Launch and Targets Division.
Rocket Lab Targets Q2 2020 For First Virginia Launch, the US Air Force's STP-27RM Mission
December 12, 2019
Rocket Lab announced today that with the completion of construction at their US launch site at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) in Virginia, their first US launch, carrying an R&D micro-satellite for the US Air Force, is currently scheduled for Q2 2020.
NASA's Parker Solar Probe Is Finally Headed For the Sun
August 12, 2018
Following decades of development, NASA's Parker Solar Probe finally left Earth aboard United Launch Alliance's Delta IV Heavy rocket at 03:31 AM EDT (07:31 UTC) from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Over the next seven years, NASA will use the probe to study the Sun, hoping to answer long-asked questions about its complex behavior.
Parker Solar Probe's First Launch Attempt Scrubbed
August 11, 2018
The launch of Delta IV Heavy for NASA's Parker Solar Probe mission was scrubbed just under 2 minutes from liftoff after a gaseous helium regulator pressure alarm caused a hold in the countdown. Launch is now planned for August 12 at 03:31 AM EDT / 07:31 UTC.
Antares rocket set to launch Space Station cargo Monday
May 20, 2018
Orbital ATK plans to launch their Cygnus spacecraft on its way to the International Space Station Monday for the OA-9 mission under NASA's Commercial Resupply Services contract.