Rocket Lab

Rocket Lab offers cost-effective rocket launch services to commercial customers, focusing on launch vehicles. The Company is building an all carbon-composite launch vehicle, named Electron. Electron is a launch system, designed to liberate the emerging small satellite market. It can rapidly deliver small satellites to commercial orbits at a world-first frequency and will be the affordable launch service for small satellites.
Company Growth (employees)
Huntington Beach, US
Size (employees)
57 (est)+4%
Rocket Lab was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Huntington Beach, US

Key People at Rocket Lab

Peter Beck

Peter Beck


Rocket Lab Office Locations

Rocket Lab has offices in Huntington Beach and Auckland
Huntington Beach, US (HQ)
14520 Delta Ln
Auckland, NZ
3A Airpark Dr

Rocket Lab Data and Metrics

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Founding Date


Total Funding

$75 m

Latest funding size

$75 m

Time since last funding

5 months


Rocket Lab's latest funding round in March 2017 was reported to be $75 m. In total, Rocket Lab has raised $75 m. Rocket Lab's latest valuation is reported to be $1 b.

Rocket Lab Financial Metrics


Market valuation

1 b

Rocket Lab Operating Metrics

Mar, 2016

Payload, kg


Nominal Sun-Sync Orbit, km


Traffic Overview of Rocket Lab

Rocket Lab Online and Social Media Presence

Rocket Lab News and Updates

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Rocket Lab launches orbital-class rocket from a private site for the first time

 Rocket Lab has made history today, launching an orbital-class rocket to space from a private launch facility for the first time ever. The launch took place at 16:23 NZST (9:23 PM PT) on Thursday, using one of Rocket Lab’s Electron rockets which took off from Rocket Lab Complex 1 in New Zealand. Whi…

Rocket Lab first to launch orbital-class rocket into space from private launchpad

With the commercial space race heating up, a U.S.-New Zealand aerospace firm has achieved a notable milestone, becoming the first to launch an orbital-class rocket into space from a private launchpad. Rocket Lab‘s Electron rocket launched from the Mahia Peninsula on New Zealand’s North Island at 16:…

Rocket Lab successfully launches rocket into space from New Zealand

After several weather delays, Rocket Lab successfully launched its Electron rocket from its Mahia peninsula site on New Zealand's North Island Thursday afternoon, as part of a series of tests.  SEE ALSO: Rocket Lab plans to launch its rockets off a cliff The 17 metre (56 feet) long Electron fina…

Rocket Lab plans to launch its rockets off a cliff

If you're going to build a brand new rocket launch site, you might as well locate it in one of the most beautiful places on Earth.  Rocket Lab, a new private spaceflight company, did just that when it constructed its new facility in New Zealand. It plans to start launching its small Electron roc…

Rocket Lab’s test launch window for its private orbital complex begins May 21

 Rocket Labs is targeting a big first in commercial spaceflight – the first launch of an orbital rocket from a privately-owned launch facility. Its Launch Complex 1 is located on New Zealand’s North Island, and it’s now finally ready to start test firing actual launches from the finished facility, i…
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