• 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.

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