Leidos Mission 3

Leidos Mission 3

Electron OCT TBD 2024

Rocket Lab is scheduled to launch a Electron rocket as part of the Leidos Mission 3 from Rocket Lab LC-2 (LP-0C) Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia, USA.

Last updated: May 10, 2024

Launch Information

Launch Information

Launch Vehicle Details

Mission NameLeidos Mission 3
Launch SiteRocket Lab LC-2 (LP-0C), Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia, USA
Launch VehicleElectron
AgencyRocket Lab
Launch DateOCT TBD 2024
MACH-TB is a full-scale test of Leidos MACH-TB program. The Multi-Service Advanced Capability Hypersonic Test Bed (MACH-TB) program aims to increase the speed of testing of all commercially available hypersonic systems. The program also envisioned the creation of an experimental glide body (EGB) that will allow the team to collect data and validate the performance of hypersonic glide body components.

Launch Vehicle - Electron

Payload To LEOOriginal: 225 Kg (496 lb) Updated: 300 Kg (660 lb)
Payload To SSOOriginal: 150 Kg (330 lb) Updated: 200 Kg (440 lb)
PropellantRP-1/LOX
Payload Capacity150–225 Kg (331–496 lb)
Height18 m (59 ft)
Diameter1.2 m (3 ft 11 in)
Mass12.5 t (28000 lb)
Stages2–3