Electron rocket flies successfully with three satellites on board

by | May 8, 2019 | Launches, Military space, Satellites, Seradata News

At 0600 GMT on 5 May 2019, a Rocket Lab Electron KS rocket was launched from Onenui Station on the Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand.  On board were the officially titled STP-27RD mission were three US military small satellites: The US Air Force Academy’s Falcon Ode is a calibrated radar and optical target of approximate mass 50 kg.  The 150 kg Harbinger satellite is to test the systems of a new bus design from York Systems on behalf of the US Army Space and Missile Defence Command.  The 3 kg CubeSat class SPARC-1 = Space Plug and play Architecture Research Cubesat-1 will test modular spacecraft avionics for the US Air Force Research Laboratory in conjunction with Sweden’s military.

Electron launches three small satellites on flight STP-27RD. Courtesy: Rocket Lab

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