Rocket Lab is an end-to-end space company delivering reliable launch services, spacecraft, satellite components, and on-orbit management.


Founded in 2006 and headquartered in Long Beach, California Rocket Lab provides end-to-end mission services that provide frequent and reliable access to space for civil, defense, and commercial markets. Rocket Lab designs and manufactures the Electron launch vehicles and Photon satellite platform and is developing the Neutron launch vehicle. Since its first orbital launch in January 2018, Rocket Lab’s Electron launch vehicle has become the second most frequently launched U.S. rocket annually and has delivered over 175 satellites to orbit for private and public sector organizations, enabling operations in national security, scientific research, space debris mitigation, earth observation, climate monitoring, and communications.

Insight & Approach

In 2021, Rocket Lab merged with Vector Acquisition Corporation (Nasdaq: VACQ) (“Vector”) to take Rocket Lab public.

Vector Value Add

The proceeds from the Rocket Lab PIPE are expected to accelerate organic and inorganic growth in Rocket Lab's space systems business, drive the development of the Company’s reusable 8-ton payload class Neutron rocket, and support potential future expansion into space applications enabling Rocket Lab to deliver data and services from space.