Satellite Components

Reliable, flight proven satellite subsystems and components that make your mission possible.

In 2020, leading satellite hardware manufacturer Sinclair Interplanetary became part of the Rocket Lab family. The acquisition enabled Sinclair Interplanetary to tap into Rocket Lab’s resources, scale, manufacturing capability, and innovative technologies to make world-leading satellite hardware accessible to more customers.
We offer a wide variety of high-performance, affordable, rapid-response spacecraft components for small satellite missions.
Whether your mission is a one-off technology demonstrator, an interplanetary expedition, or a constellation, we’ll help you make it happen.
Rocket Lab satellite components can be incorporated into Photon spacecraft buses for a full mission solution, or purchased separately for incorporation into your own spacecraft design.

Star Trackers

High-performance star trackers and baffles for small spacecraft.

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Reaction Wheels

High-reliability, vacuum-lubricated reaction wheels are designed for picosatellites, nanosatellites and microsats.

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Reliable
Modular
Rapid Manufacture
Light
Cost Effective
Customizable

20 Year Track Record

Space Heritage

Sinclair Interplanetary & Rocket Lab have designed and built flight hardware for the following missions.

  • Tubin-1 (Launch June 2021)
  • Tanker-001 Tenzing (Launch June 2021)
  • Sherpa-LTE1 (Launch June 2021)
  • Hawk 3A, 3B, 3C (Launch June 2021)
  • Mandrake-2A, -2B (Launch June 2021)
  • Aurora / Shasta (Launch June 2021)
  • ARTHUR-1 (Launch June 2021)
  • NORSAT-3 (Launch April 2021)
  • DMSat-1 (Launch March 2021)
  • Pathstone (Launch March 2021) Electron Launch Vehicle
  • Blacksky Global-9 (Launch March 2021) Electron Launch Vehicle
  • ELSA-d (Launch March 2021)
  • GHGSat-C2 (Launch January 2021)
  • GMS-T (Launch January 2021) Electron Launch Vehicle
  • Corvus-BC 5 (Launch November 2020)
  • Kepler-4 (Launch September 2020)
  • NEMO-HD (Launch September 2020)
  • GHGSat-C1 (Launch September 2020)
  • SkySat-19, -20, -21 (Launch August 2020)
  • Blacksky Global-7, -8 (Launch August 2020)
  • SkySat-19, -20, -21 (Launch August 2020)
  • Blacksky Global-7, -8 (Launch August 2020)
  • SkySat-16, -17, -18 (June 2020)
  • Confidential spacecraft x 2 (Launch 2019)
  • ANGELS (Launch December 2019)
  • ALE 2 (Launch December 2019)
  • Palisade (Launch October 2019) Electron Launch Vehicle
  • Blacksky Global-4 (Launch August 2019)
  • Momentus X-1 (Launch July 2019)
  • Blacksky Global-3 (Launch June 2019) Electron Launch Vehicle
  • LightSail-2 (Launch June 2019)
  • Confidential commercial spacecraft (February 2019)
  • ALE 1 (Launch January 2019)
  • Hawk A (Launch December 2018)
  • Landmapper-BC 4 (Launch December 2018)
  • SkySat-14 and -15 (Launch December 2018)
  • Blacksky Global-2 (Launch December 2018)
  • Blacksky Global-1 (Launch November 2018)
  • Landmapper-BC 3 (Launch January 2018)
  • Corvus-BC 3 (Launch November 2017, launch failure)
  • LEO Vantage 2 (Launch November 2017, launch failure)
  • AISSAT-3 (Launch November 2017, launch failure)
  • Dellingr (Released from ISS November 2017)
  • SkySat-8, -9, -10, -11, -12, -13 (Launch November 2017)
  • Landmapper-BC 1 and 2 (Launch July 2017)
  • MKA-N 1 and 2 (Launch July 2017)
  • NORSAT-1 and -2 (Launch July 2017)
  • Altair Pathfinder (Launch May 2017)
  • BlackSky Pathfinder-1 (Launch September 2016)
  • SkySat-4, -5, -6 and -7 (Launch September 2016)
  • CLAIRE, aka GHGSAT-D (Launch June 2016)
  • M3MSAT (Launch June 2016)
  • SkySat-C1 (Launch June 2016)
  • AggieSat-4 and Bevo-2 (Released from ISS January 2016)
  • ORBCOMM Generation 2 Satellites 2, 5, 8, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 (Launch December 2015)
  • HiakaSat (Launch November 2015, destroyed after launcher failed)
  • EV9 (Launch September 2015)
  • ExoCube (Launch January 2015)
  • RACE (Launch October 2014, destroyed after launcher first stage failed)
  • BRITE-PL2 (Launch August 2014)
  • ORBCOMM Generation 2 Satellites 3, 4, 6, 7, 9 and 11 (Launch July 2014)
  • DX-1 (Launch July 2014)
  • SkySat-2 (Launch July 2014)
  • AISSat-2 (Launch July 2014)
  • CanX-4&5 (Launch June 2014)
  • BugSat-1 (Launch June 2014)
  • Perseus M-1 and M-2 (Launch June 2014)
  • BRITE-Montreal (Launch June 2014, failed to separate from upper stage)
  • BRITE-Toronto (Launch June 2014)
  • NPS-SCAT (Launch November 2013)
  • SkySat-1 (Launch November 2013)
  • BRITE-PL1 (Launch November 2013)
  • ORS Tech-1&2 (Launch November 2013)
  • BRITE-Austria (Launch February 2013)
  • UniBRITE (Launch February 2013)
  • ORBCOMM Generation 2 Satellite 1 (Launch October 2012, reentered shortly after)
  • Aeneas (Launch September 2012)
  • SDS-4 (Launch May 2012)
  • X-Sat (Launch April 2011)
  • FalconSat-5 (Launch November 2010))
  • AISSat-1 (Launch July 2010)
  • CanX-2 (Launch April 2008)
  • Confidential commercial satellite (Launch June 2007)
  • FalconSat-3 (Launch March 2007)
  • Confidential commercial satellite (Launch July 2006)
  • APRIZESAT-1 (Launch June 2004)
  • AMSAT-OSCAR 51 (Launch June 2004)
  • Latinsat-1&2 (Launch December 2002)