Mission at-a-glance:

  • Customers: Canon Electronics
  • Launch Vehicle: Rocket Lab Electron
  • Launch Location: Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand
  • Total spacecraft: 1

The mission, dubbed RL-5 by Spaceflight and ‘In Focus’ by Rocket Lab, will launch from Rocket Lab’s Launch Complex 1 at the southern tip of Mahia Peninsula in New Zealand.

Spaceflight is coordinating the launch of Canon Electronics Inc.’s CE-SAT-IIB, a technical demonstration microsatellite that will add to its Earth-imaging satellite constellation. The payload has three cameras onboard with different resolutions, fields of view and sensitivities, which will demonstrate its capabilities by taking images of the Earth. This is Canon Electronics’ second launch with Spaceflight.

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