- Customer: Undisclosed
- Launch Vehicle: Rocket Lab Electron
- Launch Location: Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 Pad A, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand
- Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Rocket Lab’s “There and Back Again,” Spaceflight’s RL-9 mission, lifted off successfully on May 2, 2022 UTC and deployed all customer spacecraft on board. This brings Spaceflight’s total number of spacecraft deployed to 448 across 50 missions.
Fun fact: For the first time, Rocket Lab successfully attempted a mid-air helicopter capture of an Electron rocket as it returned to Earth from space.