Today, Rocket Lab’s Electron mission #PicsOrItDidn’tHappen suffered an anomaly during the second stage that resulted in the loss of the mission and all satellite payloads. We are of course disappointed, while at the same time are always aware that launch failures are part of the business of space. We will work closely with Rocket Lab and our customer Canon Electronics who had their CE-SAT-IB imaging satellite onboard this mission to figure out the next steps, but we are undeterred in our resolve to get our customers to space. Our hearts go out to all the teams who worked so hard on this mission. We know their hard work will result in future successful launches.
We have faith in all our launch vehicles, including Electron, and look forward to many more successful launches with them.
The Spaceflight Team