WASHINGTON — On November 4, Rocket Lab successfully launched a Swedish atmospheric science satellite on an Electron rocket, but a telemetry issue prevented the company from attempting a mid-air recovery of the rocket’s booster.
How much does a Rocket Lab Electron cost?
About US$7.5 million
What is the name of engines used on Rocket Lab’s Electron launch vehicle?
The Rutherford engine was developed specifically for the Electron launch vehicle by Rocket Lab and is capable of 4,600 pounds of thrust with a specific impulse of 327 seconds.
How wide is Electron rocket?
Electron is the first and only carbon-composite rocket to reach space. Electron stands 18m tall and has a diameter of only 1.2m (two people hugging Electron could join hands!) Nine Rutherford engines power Electron.
However, the rocket was never seen, and Baker confirmed on the live stream that the helicopter pilots stated that the booster would not be returning to the factory dry. The company reported a data loss issue during the rocket’s reentry in a tweet.
How much does 1 gallon of rocket fuel cost?
According to a NASA fact sheet, the Agency pays about $1.65 per gallon for LOX and LH propellant.
Are Rocket Lab electrons reusable?
Electron is the only orbital-class small rocket that can be reused.
What is the fastest rocket engine?
The STAR-48 engine is widely regarded as the fastest rocket engine. NASA first launched this engine in 2006, with a top speed of 36000 miles per hour. STAR-48 is a chemical rocket that has been used in a variety of space propulsion applications.
What is the size of 1 electron?
The radius of the electron is estimated to be about 2 1010 cm using the best available values for wave-length and scattering by matter of hard X-rays and -rays.