The mission was dubbed “Virginia is for Launch Lovers.”
The launch would deploy radio frequency monitoring satellites for HawkEye 360 (a Radio Frequency data analytics company) as a way for NASA to support a “growing low-Earth space economy,” according to a written release.
Rocket Lab has facilities in Virginia, Maryland, New Mexico, Colorado, Toronto and New Zealand, with its headquarters in Long Beach, California.
Electron has become the second most frequently launched U.S. rocket, according to the company’s website.
They have also been developing a “next generation” large launch vehicle called Neutron, to launch “constellations and large spacecraft missions of the future.”
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