Electron rocket successfully launched from Wallops Island

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WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. – Rocket Lab successfully launched its 33rd Electron rocket and first mission from Virginia on Tuesday.

The “Virginia is for Launch Lovers” mission lifted off at 6 p.m. at the NASA Wallops Flight Facility, the first commercial U.S. Electron launch for Rocket Lab.

We’re told the mission deployed three satellites to a 550km orbit for leading radio frequency geospatial analytics provider HawkEye 360.

Rocket Lab has now successfully deployed a total of 155 satellites to orbit from the Company’s three launch pads across the United States and New Zealand.

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