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Beginning Of The Swarm (ACS3 & NeonSat-1) - Space launch mission detailed information

MISSION NAME

Beginning Of The Swarm (ACS3 & NeonSat-1) 1

Status

Go

DATE

23 APR 2024

LAUNCH PROVIDER

Rocket Lab + -img

Rocket Lab

Launch Pad

Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1B

NZL

Description

NASA's Advanced Composite Solar Sail System (ACS3) is a technology demonstration mission tasked with deploying a composite boom solar sail. NeonSat-1 is a high-resolution optical satellite by South Korea's KAIST that will be deployed as a technology demonstration for a planned future Earth observation constellation.

Electron

Electron

USA

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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. It is also used as a suborbital testbed (called HASTE) for hypersonics research.

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