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Rocket Lab is an aerospace manufacturer and smallsat launch service provider. It develops a sub-orbital sounding rocket named Atea and currently operates a lightweight orbital rocket known as Electron, which provides dedicated launches for smallsats and CubeSats.
HQLakewood, US
Employee Ratings3.6

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Employees (est.) (Oct 2020)371
Job Openings64
Cybersecurity ratingAMore

Key People/Management at Rocket Lab

Peter Beck

Peter Beck

CEO, CTO, Founder
Adam Spice

Adam Spice

Chief Financial Officer
Shaun O’Donnell

Shaun O’Donnell

EVP - Global Operations
Lars Hoffman

Lars Hoffman

SVP - Global Launch Services
Shane Fleming

Shane Fleming

VP - Global Commercial Launch Services
Lachlan Matchett

Lachlan Matchett

VP - Propulsion
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Rocket Lab Office Locations

Rocket Lab has offices in Lakewood and Auckland
Lakewood, US (HQ)
3881 McGowen St
Auckland, NZ
25 Levene Pl, Mount Wellington
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Rocket Lab Financials and Metrics

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Rocket Lab total Funding

$215 m

Rocket Lab latest funding size

$140 m

Time since last funding

2 years ago

Rocket Lab investors

Rocket Lab's latest funding round in November 2018 was reported to be $140 m. In total, Rocket Lab has raised $215 m. Rocket Lab's latest valuation is reported to be $1 b.
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Rocket Lab Operating Metrics

Jun, 2019Jul, 2019Sep, 2020

Patents and Patent Applications

1 2

Satellites Launched to Date


Suppliers (New Zealand)

1 k


10 15
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Rocket Lab Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
Sinclair InterplanetaryMarch 16, 2020
Rocket Lab Limited

Rocket Lab Cybersecurity Score

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Rocket Lab News and Updates

Rocket Lab Could Beat NASA Back to Venus in the Search for ET

After years of neglect, Earth’s other neighbor is back in the spotlight following a major discovery. A private rocket company may be the first to visit.

Ignition Lane’s Weekly Wrap: Zoom boom, Redbubble hits unicorn, Rocket Lab takes off

Welcome to Ignition Lane’s Weekly Wrap, where they cut through the noise to bring you their favourite insights from the technology and startup world. Ignition Lane works with ambitious business leaders to apply the Startup Mindset to their technology, product and commercialisation problems.  This wr…

Space Startup Rocket Lab Enters New Business Frontier With Deployment Of Its First Satellite

The California-based rocket company has developed a configurable satellite platform that can be used to make spacecraft for both Earth orbit and beyond.

Rocket Lab secretly launched its very first satellite, ‘First Light’

Rocket Lab’s 14th mission, “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Optical,” had a stowaway aboard. The New Zealand launch company quietly included its first fully functioning satellite next to its paying customer’s payload. First Light, as it’s called, is a sort of tech demo intended to show how access to orbit …

Rocket Lab gains key FAA launch license for its US-based launch site

Launch provider Rocket Lab has gained a key clearance from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration that should mean it’ll be launching from its U.S.-based facility at Wallops Island, Virginia relatively soon. As it had done before for its LC-1 launch pad in New Zealand, Rocket Lab gained a Launch O…

Rocket Lab returns to flight with Capella Space launch

Rocket Lab successfully launched a radar imaging satellite for Capella Space Aug. 30 in the first flight of its Electron rocket since a failure nearly two months earlier. SpaceNews
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Rocket Lab Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Rocket Lab founded?

    Rocket Lab was founded in 2006.

  • Who are Rocket Lab key executives?

    Rocket Lab's key executives are Peter Beck, Adam Spice and Shaun O’Donnell.

  • How many employees does Rocket Lab have?

    Rocket Lab has 371 employees.

  • Who are Rocket Lab competitors?

    Competitors of Rocket Lab include Bagaveev Corporation, Gilmour Space Technologies and Millennium Space Systems.

  • Where is Rocket Lab headquarters?

    Rocket Lab headquarters is located at 3881 McGowen St, Lakewood.

  • Where are Rocket Lab offices?

    Rocket Lab has offices in Lakewood and Auckland.

  • How many offices does Rocket Lab have?

    Rocket Lab has 2 offices.