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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 operates a lightweight orbital rocket known as Electron, which provides dedicated launches for smallsats and CubeSats.
HQLakewood, CA, US
Employee Ratings3.4

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Employees (est.) (Jul 2021)452(+3%)
Job Openings69
Cybersecurity ratingCMore

Key People/Management at Rocket Lab

Peter Beck

Peter Beck

CEO, CTO, Founder
Adam Spice

Adam Spice

Chief Financial Officer
Mike Griffin

Mike Griffin

Independent Director
Shaun O’Donnell

Shaun O’Donnell

EVP - Global Operations
Merline Saintil

Merline Saintil

Independent Director
Jon A. Olson

Jon A. Olson

Independent Director
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Rocket Lab Office Locations

Rocket Lab has offices in Lakewood and Auckland
Lakewood, CA, 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

3 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


Satellites Launched to Date


Suppliers (New Zealand)

1 k


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Rocket Lab Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
Sinclair InterplanetaryMarch 16, 2020
Rocket Lab Limited

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Rocket Lab News and Updates

Rocket Lab returns to flight after failed May mission with successful launch for U.S. Space Force

Rocket Lab is back in business launching rockets, after an issue during its last launch in May caused a total loss of the payloads on board. The company was quick to investigate the issue, and announced just over a week ago that it had completed that work, identified the problem and implemented corr…

Rocket Lab returns Electron to flight with Space Force launch

Rocket Lab returned its Electron rocket to flight July 29 with the successful launch of an experimental satellite for the U.S. Space Force. SpaceNews

Rocket Lab identifies cause of Electron failure

Rocket Lab said July 19 that it has identified the cause of an Electron launch failure more than two months ago and that the vehicle is ready to return to flight. SpaceNews

Outlook on the Space-based Laser Communication Global Market to 2031 - Featuring Ball, Honeywell International and Rocket Lab USA Among Others

Dublin, July 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Space-based Laser Communication Market - A Global and Regional Analysis: Focus on End User, Application, Solution, Component, and Range - Analysis and Forecast, 2021-2031" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

Mars smallsat mission gets second chance with Rocket Lab

A NASA-funded smallsat mission to Mars that lost its ride last year may get new life through a partnership with Rocket Lab. SpaceNews

Rocket Lab to design two orbital spacecraft for NASA to study Mars

Rocket Lab is developing two spacecraft based on its Photon platform to orbit Mars, studying the planet’s magnetosphere in order to gain a better understanding of the ways in which Mars’ climate has changed over time. The science mission was awarded through NASA’s Small Innovative Missions for Plane…
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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 Mike Griffin.

  • How many employees does Rocket Lab have?

    Rocket Lab has 452 employees.

  • Who are Rocket Lab competitors?

    Competitors of Rocket Lab include Firefly Aerospace, ASTRA 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.