WE OPEN ACCESS TO SPACE TO IMPROVE LIFE ON EARTH
Our Purpose: What Drives US
We're in an exciting new era of small satellite technology - one that’s making life on Earth better. We all rely on satellites. They connect us, keep us safe, help us understand our planet and manage our impact on it, and enable us to innovate and explore.
Space is the ultimate high ground. It provides us with a new perspective on the challenges facing our planet, and can be the key to helping us solve them.
We’re enabling companies, students, scientists, researchers, governments and entrepreneurs alike to get their ideas to orbit, right now. A solar system of possibilities has opened up for people who thought space was out of reach, until now.
The satellites we build and launch are keeping countries connected and borders protected, they're monitoring weather and managing waste, they're providing insights on climate change, and helping us manage resources for future generations.
By unlocking the potential of space, we are making a tangible difference to life on Earth.
Meet the team redefining
how we access space
Board of Directors
CEO, CTO, Founder
Bessemer Venture Partners
Jon A. Olson
Rocket Lab Executive Leadership
CEO, CTO, Founder
Chief Financial Officer
EVP - Global Operations
SVP - Global Launch Services
VP - Global Commercial Launch Services
VP - Propulsion
VP - Launch
Director – Business Development and Strategy, Space Systems
Space Systems Chief Engineer
Rocket Lab is a privately funded company
Incorporation of Rocket Lab
First Private Company in Southern Hemisphere to Reach Space - ATEA 1
DARPA Viscous Liquid Monopropellant – Proof of Concept
Commercial Release of Instant Eyes Product
DARPA Viscous Liquid Monopropellant – Flight Tech Demo
Closed A Round of Investment for Electron Program with Khosla Ventures and K1W1
First Electric Turbo Pumped Rutherford Test Fire
Announcement of Electron Program
Closed B Round of Investment for Electron Program with Khosla Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners, Lockheed Martin & K1W1
Public Announcement of 3D Printing and Electric Turbo Pump Technologies Driving the Rutherford Engine
Selection of Rocket Lab Launch Site in Mahia, New Zealand
Qualification of Rutherford Engine and Second Stage of Electron Launch Vehicle
Site Completion of Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1
Closed D Round of Investment for Electron Program led by Data Collective, with additional investors Promus Ventures and an undisclosed investor. Renewed participation was also included in this round from our existing investors - Khosla Ventures, Bessemer
On May 25, 2017, Rocket Lab made history with the successful launch of its first Electron rocket, 'It’s a Test' from Rocket Lab LC-1 in Mahia, New Zealand
On January 21st , 2018, Rocket Lab successfully reached orbit with the test flight of its second Electron orbital launch vehicle, 'Still Testing' from Rocket Lab LC-1. Electron successfully deployed payloads from launch customers Planet and Spire Global.
On January 21st , 2018, Rocket Lab successfully flew and tested a apogee kick stage on the 'Still Testing' Electron launch vehicle, using it to circularize the orbits of the two Spire Lemur-2 CubeSats on board.
Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, USA, selected as location of Rocket Lab Launch Complex 2
Successful orbital launch of Electron: 'IT’S BUSINESS TIME’, Rocket Lab's second orbital flight, ’ from Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1
Closed US$140 million Series E financing round, led by Future Fund (Australian Sovereign Wealth Fund)
Successful orbital launch of Electron: 'NASA ELaNa-19’, from Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1
Completed six successful Electron missions and opened Rocket Lab's second launch site, Launch Complex 2, in Wallops Island, Virginia, USA.