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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.) (Apr 2021)427(+2%)
Job Openings90
Cybersecurity ratingCMore

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, 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

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

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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

BlackSky strikes deal with Rocket Lab to launch eight more satellites in 2021

BlackSky announced March 25 it signed an agreement with Rocket Lab to launch eight satellites before the end of 2021.  SpaceNews

Rocket Lab launched 3 new Australian satellites this week

Rocket Lab launched satellites by two Australian companies and one for UNSW from its Launch Complex 1 in New Zealand this week. Internet of Things nanosatellites from Adelaide’s Fleet Space  Technologies and and Myriota were among several payloads on the Electron booster rocket as part of a mission …

Rocket Lab launches Army satellite

Gunsmoke-J will help the Army develop tactical capabilities for the war fighter.

Rocket Lab launches smallsat rideshare mission

Rocket Lab launched six smallsats for a variety of commercial and government customers March 22 on a mission also intended to demonstrate the performance of its own smallsat bus. SpaceNews

Rocket Lab To Build Neutron ‘Mega Constellation Rocket’ – That Can Also Launch Humans

The New Zealand-based firm Rocket Lab says it is developing a rocket designed to launch satellites into so-called mega constellations, beginning in 2024 – with human launches also planned at a later date.

Rocket Lab CEO Peter Beck explains why the company needs a bigger rocket, and why it’s going public to build it

Rocket Lab packed a ton of news into Monday to kick off this week: It’s going public via a SPAC merger, for one, and it’s also building a new, larger launch vehicle called Neutron to support heavier payloads. I spoke to Rocket Lab founder and CEO Peter Beck about why it’s building Neutron now, and […
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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 427 employees.

  • Who are Rocket Lab competitors?

    Competitors of Rocket Lab include ASTRA, Millennium Space Systems and Virgin Orbit.

  • 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.