Rocket Lab names and announces upcoming date for first Electron flight of 2021

Today Rocket Lab shared the mission name and patch for their first flight of an Electron rocket in 2021.

Rocket Lab’s newest mission will be named “Another One Leaves The Crust” and the launch window will open next Friday, January 16. This will be their first orbital launch of their Electron rocket for 2021 and will launch from their LC-1 facility in New Zealand.

No information has been released on the payload specifications other than that it is for the company OHB Group that offers full integrated spacecraft for customers. Rocket Lab joins other companies like SpaceX and Virgin Orbit to get their 2021 launch manifest started off right away with launches in the first couple weeks of the new year.

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