Rocket Laboratory’s Electron can release payloads up to 225 kg (496 pounds) into low Earth orbit (LEO), however it prepares to update that to 300 kg (660 pounds) in the future. While that’s a small portion of the 50,300 pounds the Falcon 9 can reach LEO, Rocket Lab charges $5 million per flight compared to SpaceX’s $62 million beginning expense. There’s no date yet on its very first US launch.
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