ACS3 & others - Space launch mission detailed information
ACS3 & others
30 JUN 2023
Rocket Lab Ltd
Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1A
This rideshare flight carries several payloads, including NASA's Advanced Composite Solar Sail System (ACS3). ACS3 is a technology demonstration mission tasked with deploying a composite boom solar sail.
Electron is a two-stage orbital expendable launch vehicle (with an optional third stage) developed by the American aerospace company Rocket Lab. Electron is a small-lift launch vehicle designed to launch small satellites and cubesats to sun-synchronous orbit and low earth orbit. The Electron is the first orbital class rocket to use electric-pump-fed engines, powered by the 9 Rutherford engines on the first stage.