A constellation of satellites across three missions
Rocket Lab has been selected to deploy a constellation of satellites across three Electron missions for HawkEye 360, a radio frequency geospatial analytics company.
The multi-launch contract with HawkEye 360 will see Rocket Lab deliver 15 satellites (five clusters) to low Earth orbit across three Electron missions anticipated between 2023 and 2024. Supporting Rocket Lab’s vertical integration strategy, Rocket Lab will also supply HawkEye 360 with separation systems produced by Planetary Systems Corporation, a Maryland-based space hardware company acquired by Rocket Lab in December 2021.
The first of the three missions launched successfully on January 24, 2023. The mission, called Virginia is for Launch Lovers, was Rocket Lab’s inaugural Electron mission from Launch Complex 2 on Wallops Island, Virginia, ushering in an era of Rocket Lab launches from U.S. soil.