BlackSky Gen-3 Mission 5

BlackSky Gen-3 Mission 5

Electron/Curie TBD - 2024

Rocket Lab is scheduled to launch a Electron/Curie rocket as part of BlackSky Gen-3 Mission 5 from Māhia Peninsula, New Zealand.

Last updated: May 10, 2024

Launch Information

Launch Information

Launch Vehicle Details

Mission NameBlackSky Gen-3 Mission 5
Launch SiteMāhia Peninsula, New Zealand
Launch VehicleElectron/Curie
AgencyRocket Lab
Launch DateTBD - 2024
BlackSky Technologys fifth and final mission will deploy its new next-generation BlackSky Gen-3 satellites. The commercial constellation of Gen-3 satellites has the capability to produce images with a resolution of 50 centimeters and to host multiple sensors, including shortwave infrared (SWIR). The improved resolution and enhanced spectral diversity of the Gen-3 satellites will expand BlackSkys ability to provide real-time information to its customers.

Launch Vehicle - Electron/Curie

Rocket Height18.0 m
Fairing Height4.05 m
Stages3
Liftoff Thrust224 kN
Fairing Diameter1.2 m
Payload To LEO320 Kg
Strap Ons0
PropellantViscous liquid monopropellant (AP, Al, Polydimethylsiloxane)
Payload To SSO200 Kg