Dedicated access to space for small satellites

29 launches
to date
149 satellites
successfully
deployed
Only reusable small
launch vehicle
3 dedicated
launch pads

Your mission, your way

Tailored orbits, schedule control, responsive launch

Overview

Height
18 m / 59 ft
Diameter
1.2 m / 3.9 ft
Stages
2 + Kick Stage
Wet Mass
13,000 kg / 28,660 lb
Payload to LEO
300 kg / 661 lb
Structure
Carbon Composite
Propellant
LOX / Kerosene

Kick Stage

Electron’s unique Kick Stage is designed to deliver small satellites to precise and unique orbits, whether flying as dedicated or rideshare.

  • Deployment of payloads at multiple planes/inclinations
  • Higher altitude deployment
  • Hosted payload support
  • Multiple trajectory changes
  • Sustained low altitude orbits
  • Deorbiting payloads to eliminate space debris
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Rutherford Engine

Proven performance. The world’s first 3D-printed, electric-pump-fed rocket engine.

 

First Stage

  • 9 Sea-level Rutherford Engines
  • Lift-off Thrust: 190 kN (43,000 lbf)
  • Peak Thrust: 224 kN (56,000 lbf)
  • ISP: 311 seconds

 

Second Stage

  • Single Vacuum Rutherford Engine
  • Total Thrust: 25.8 kN (5,800 lbf)
  • ISP: 343 seconds
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Reusability

Electron is the only reusable orbital-class small rocket. Capturing and reflying Electron’s first stage enables higher launch frequency without expanding production and lowers launch costs.

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Payload User's Guide