It's a Test

It's a Test
Mission Name
It's a Test
Electron Name
It's a Test
Launch Date
25 May 2017
Launch Time
04:20 UTC (16:20 NZT)
Launch Site
Launch Complex 1

Mission Overview

It's a Test was the first launch of Rocket Lab's Electron launch vehicle. When Electron lifted-off at 16:20 NZT from Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 on the Mahia Peninsula in New Zealand, it became the first orbital-class rocket launched from from a private launch site. 

The mission saw Electron complete a perfect first stage burn, stage separation, second stage ignition and fairing separation. Electron successfully reached space and put Rocket Lab in an incredibly strong position to accelerate into commercial operations. 

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