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TROPICS-2 - Space launch mission detailed information

MISSION NAME

TROPICS-2 2

Status

TBD

DATE

1 MAY 2023

LAUNCH PROVIDER

Rocket Lab Ltd + -img

Rocket Lab Ltd

Launch Pad

Rocket Lab Launch Complex 2 (Launch Area 0 C)

USA

Description

Third and fourth operational (TROPICS-04 & TROPICS-05) satellites for NASA's Time-Resolved Observations of Precipitation Structure and Storm Intensity with a Constellation of SmallSats (TROPICS) mission. The CubeSats are designed to provide rapid-refresh microwave measurements that can be used to determine temperature, pressure, and humidity inside hurricanes as they form and evolve.

Electron

Electron

USA

Rocket Description

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.

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