Rocket Lab - The Owl's Night Continues [Live: 28.02.2022, 20:35 UTC]

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This week they start off by talking about their official role as braodcast partner for the fourth Stratolaunch test flight.

Rocket Lab

Rocket Lab is launching a satellite for Japan based Synspective. StriX-β is a 100 kg Synthetig Aperture Radar (SAR) satellite that will eventually be part of a 30 units strong constellation. SAR can observe surface changes of the earth on a millimeter level - irrespective of weather or light.

The launch takes place at Mahia Peninsula in New Zealand. For the first time from the new second launch pad, Launch Complex 1B.

Rocket Lab's mission website: The Owl's Night continues.

No first stage recovery attempt this time.

Why it's interesting:

  • 24th launch of the Electron rocket by Rocket Lab
  • The engines are 3D printed
  • Fuel pumps are battery powered.
  • The stages are built out of carbon composite material.

Where to watch:

Check your local time of launch at:

Useful links to stay up to date on launches: Launch Schedule

Everyday Astronaut: Prelaunch Previews

Space News:

NASA Spaceflight

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