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Rocket Lab Qualifies Second Stage of Electron Launch Vehicle

April 2016

Rocket Lab has successfully completed the qualification of the entire second stage of the Electron launch vehicle.

The second stage is responsible for delivering payloads of 150kg to a nominal 500km sun-synchronous orbit. The second stage uses one 5,000 lbf Rutherford Engine with an extension nozzle optimized for vacuum performance.