Our Launch Sites
Unrivaled launch flexibility. Choose from Rocket Lab's two private launch sites; Launch Complex 1 in Mahia, New Zealand, and Launch Complex 2 on Wallops Island, USA.
Launch Complex 1
Mahia, New Zealand - Private Orbital Launch Site
Rocket Lab offers the world’s only private orbital launch range in Mahia, New Zealand. This FAA compliant site can accommodate a launch rate of 120 flights per year and is licensed for a launch to occur every 72 hours. From the site it is possible to reach orbital inclinations from sun-synchronous through to 39 degrees. This enables a lower-cost launch option with a wide spectrum of orbital inclinations.
Construction is currently underway on a second launch pad at Launch Complex 1. Work on Pad B will be completed in late 2020, with concurrent launches from Launch Complex 1 possible within the next 12 months.
Launch Complex 2
Wallops Island, Virginia, USA
Rocket Lab’s Launch Complex 2 represents a new responsive launch capability for the United States on home soil.
Tailored specifically for U.S. government small satellite missions, Launch Complex 2 can support up to 12 missions per year.