Rocket Lab to launch National Reconnaissance Office Mission from Wallops in March

February 24, 2024
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A Rocket Lab Electron rocket on the launch pad in Wallops, Virginia. Image Credit: Brady Kenniston

WALLOPS ISLAND, VA– Rocket Lab USA, Inc. announced a National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) mission will lift off from NASA Wallops Flight Facility in coming weeks.

Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket will take to orbit from Launch Complex 2 during a launch window opening March 20.

The NROL-123 mission, called “Live and Let Fly,” will assist the government in exploring launch opportunities for small satellites, according to RKLB.

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It will be Rocket Lab’s first NRO launch from U.S. soil – after launching four from New Zealand’s Mahia Peninsula.

The launch will broadcast live at www.rocketlabusa.com/live-stream.

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