Credit: Rocket Lab


Electron Name: Electron
Manufacturer: Rocket Lab
Height: 18 m / 59 ft
Diameter: 1.2 m / 3.9 ft
Mass: 12.5 ton / 28,000 lb
  • LEO: 300 kg
  • SSO: 200 kg
Stages: 2 / 3
Engines first stage: 9 x Rutherford
Engines second stage: 1 x Rutherford
Engines kick stage: 1 x Curie
Cost per launch: $7,5 million
Launch sites:
  • Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 (New Zealand)
  • Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (USA)
First launch: 25/05/2017


Electron launch statistics

Electron photos

Images: Rocket Lab

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This article was published by FutureSpaceFlight founder and chief editor Kris Christiaens. Kris Christiaens has been passionate and fascinated by spaceflight and space exploration all his life and has written hundreds of articles on space projects, the commercial space industry and space missions over the past 20 years for magazines, books and websites. In late 2021, he founded the website FutureSpaceFlight with the goal of promoting new space companies and commercial space projects and compiling news of these start-ups and companies on one website.