NROL-162 (RASR-3) - Space launch mission detailed information
NROL-162 (RASR-3) 162
13 JUL 2022
Rocket Lab Ltd
Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1A
Classified payload for the US National Reconnaissance Office (NRO).
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.