• Customer: BlackSky
  • Launch Vehicle: Rocket Lab Electron
  • Launch Location: Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 Pad A, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand
  • Destination: Low Earth Orbit

Spaceflight Inc. successfully launched the 15th and 16th satellites in BlackSky’s growing constellation aboard Rocket Lab’s mission “The Beat Goes On,” from Mahia, New Zealand at 5:15 a.m. EDT on March 24, 2023. The two BlackSky satellites were successfully deployed about an hour after lift off, heading to a circular orbit with a target altitude of 280 miles (450 kilometers).

Spaceflight has managed the launch services and missions for all of BlackSky’s satellites to date. RL-12 represents Spaceflight’s 56th launch to date, marking 465 spacecraft taken to space by the company.



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