Rocket Lab is an orbital launch provider, delivering rapid and repeatable access to orbit for small satellites. Our team designs, builds and launches the Electron rocket – the world’s first fully carbon composite orbital launch vehicle, powered by 3D printed, electric pump fed engines.
Rocket Lab’s mission is to open access to space to improve life on Earth. Founded in 2006 by Kiwi engineer Peter Beck, Rocket Lab is headquartered in Huntington Beach, California, with operations and a launch pad in New Zealand. Electron is launched from Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1, the world’s only private orbital launch range, located in Māhia, New Zealand. On January 21 2018, Rocket Lab reached orbit with the launch of the Electron vehicle and successfully deployed the company’s first commercial payloads. It marked a significant milestone in eliminating commercial barriers and ushering in a new era of unprecedented access to space.