The Owl Spreads Its Wings

The Owl Spreads Its Wings


Mission Name: The Owl Spreads Its Wings
Rocket: Electron
Launch Date: 15 September, 2022
Launch Site: Launch Complex 1
Launch Time: 20:30 UTC

Mission Overview

“The Owl Spreads Its Wings” mission launched from Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 at 20:38 UTC on September 15, 2022.

The mission was the second of a bulk buy of three Electron launches by Synspective to deliver their StriX satellites to low Earth orbit. StriX-1 is Synspective’s first commercial satellite for its synthetic aperture radar (SAR) satellite constellation to deliver imagery that can detect millimeter-level changes to the Earth’s surface from space, independent of weather conditions on Earth and at any time of the day or night. “The Owl Spreads Its Wings” was Rocket Lab’s third mission for Synspective after successful launches in December 2020 and February 2022.

The mission for Synspective marked a series of company milestones for Rocket Lab: its 30th Electron launch, its 300th Rutherford engine, and the single StriX-1 satellite manifested on this Electron launch brought Rocket Lab’s tally of satellites delivered to orbit to 150.

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