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Rocket Lab is holding an Investor Day in New York

Rocket Lab USA, Inc. (Nasdaq: RKLB), a leading launch and space systems company, hosted an Investor Day and Neutron Development Update at the Intrepid Air, Sea and Space Museum in New York and hosted the event live on YouTube.

Rocket Lab Founder and CEO Peter Beck, joined by members of the company’s executive leadership team, delivered a series of presentations, including an update on the progress of the Neutron launch vehicle. The event also outlined the path to achieving the company’s target profitability model for Electron and Space Systems, and provided a product roadmap for future space systems capabilities.



Highlights of the event:



Neutron development update:

+ NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi has been announced as the test site for Rocket Lab’s reusable Archimedes rocket engine, which will power the Neutron launch vehicle. Full details on the announcement of the Archimedes Test Facility can be found here: www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220921005428/en/Rocket-Lab-Selects-NASA-Stennis-Space-Center-for-Neutron-Engine-Test-Facility .

+ Neutron hardware was revealed for the first time, including a full-scale section of the carbon fiber tank structure and a full-scale model of the Archimedes engine.

+ Details and images of the potential Neutron crew capsule design have been revealed for the first time, providing an exclusive look at how Neutron could enable human spaceflight in the future.

+ Updates on the development of the neutron production complex and launch site located in Virginia.



“Electron” program:

+ Emphasizes Electron’s position as the leading specialized launch vehicle for small satellites with 30 completed missions, including nine successful launches since the company’s de-SPAC in August 2021.

+ An Electron rocket has been spotted heading to Launch Complex 2 in preparation for the company’s first launch from US soil, a dedicated mission for the HawkEye 360 ​​geospatial intelligence operator. The mission is scheduled to launch in December and is the first in a three-launch agreement, in under which Rocket Lab will put 15 satellites into orbit as part of three Electron missions for HawkEye 360 ​​between late 2022 and 2024.

+ Announced a new contract with a confidential commercial customer for a special mission to Electron from Launch Complex 2 in Virginia in the first quarter of 2023.

+ The mission is scheduled to launch only a few weeks after the first launch of the pad, allowing for a quick response to small launches to the east coast.

+ Shared details of Rocket Lab’s progress to make the Electron the world’s first orbital small reusable rocket, and confirmed that the company’s next recovery mission will involve trying to return the rocket to the ground after it is captured by a helicopter.



Space systems:

+ Unveiled product roadmap for future space systems capabilities that will enable Rocket Lab to exploit the full addressable market opportunity through the company’s vertical integration and mass production scalability.

+ General progress in the development of space systems infrastructure, including a new state-of-the-art satellite clean chamber and a 10,000 sq m processing facility. ft. to increase production capacity for future growth.

+ A detailed selection of 220+ missions in development supported by Rocket Lab Space Systems, including interplanetary missions to Mars and Venus, a multi-spacecraft contract for Varda, and other missions for commercial, civilian, and defense satellite customers.



A webcast replay of the event is available here


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