19 April 2021
Rocket Lab announces Falcon 9 rival rocket plans

Rocket Lab announces Falcon 9 rival rocket plans


Rocket Lab, 8 ton announced plans for the rocket that will have a payload capacity. The new rocket stands out for its reusability. Space companyis developing a rocket capable of carrying loads larger than the reusable military Electron. 131 fit at the height of Neutron The launch vehicle will be twice as large and stronger in lifting capacity than its counterparts.

Mrocket to be used to transport small satellites for ega constellations, It will be able to carry 8 metric tons to low Earth orbit, compared to Electron’s 660 lbs. Neutron also SpaceX Falcon 9 It will have a fully reusable first stage that can land on an ocean platform in the same way as its booster

Neutron to adopt future rocket technology

Rocket Lab, NASA Wallops Flight Facility ”located in Virginia‘s Mid-Atlantic Regional Space Harbor ‘using the existing launch pad on the 2024 It plans to quickly watch its first flight until 2012. In addition The Lab will also build a new factory in the US where Neutron will be assembled at scale.

It is stated that the new rocket has been designed with the future of mega-satellite constellations in mind. Peter Beck, founder and CEO of Rocket Lab, said about the newly developed rocket;

“Larger load capacity. It will be able to take a large number of small satellites in groups to specific orbital planes. And it means it can create a “more targeted approach to building” huge projects. “

The demand for constellations is on the rise as satellite networks must provide better navigation. Communication in rural areas is also the most important factor of this demand. Neutron’s lifting capacity, 2029All satellites to be launched up to 98 percentIt makes up.

Neutron, Rocket Lab’s reusable rocket

Rocket Lab, your new rocket Electronannounced that it is based on the architecture used in. The company stated that it overcame the launch failure last July and returned to flight the following month.

One of the neutrons SPAC Let us state that it finances its development by going public through its merger. It also merged with private equity firm Vector Capital for Neutron.

On the other hand, the deal, which touches on the rumors surrounding other rocket companies SpaceX and Virgin Galactic, was transferred to Rocket Lab when it ended in the second quarter 4 billion will add value over $.


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