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Capella Acadia 3 Electron Rocket Lab

April 1

Rocket Lab Targets April Launch for Capella Acadia 3: Earth Observation Satellite Takes Flight

The next generation of Earth observation is on the horizon! Rocket Lab gears up for the launch of Capella Acadia 3 in April 2024. This mission will see the deployment of a high-tech satellite from Rocket Lab’s Electron launch vehicle, providing enhanced capabilities for monitoring our planet.

Capella Acadia 3: Ushering in a New Era of Earth Observation

Capella Acadia 3 is part of a series of next-generation Earth observation satellites developed by Capella Space. These satellites utilize Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) technology, which can image the Earth’s surface through clouds, day or night. Capella Acadia 3 promises to deliver:

  • Unmatched Resolution: The satellite boasts superior image resolution, capturing intricate details of the Earth’s features with exceptional clarity.
  • All-Weather Imaging: SAR technology allows Capella Acadia 3 to function regardless of weather conditions, providing valuable data irrespective of cloud cover or sunlight.
  • Diverse Applications: The high-resolution data gathered by Capella Acadia 3 can be applied to various fields, including disaster monitoring, land-use management, and infrastructure development.

Electron: A Powerful and Versatile Launch Vehicle

Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket serves as the launch vehicle for Capella Acadia 3. This two-stage, lightweight launch vehicle is renowned for its:

  • Dedicated Focus on Small Satellites: Electron is specifically designed to deliver small satellites like Capella Acadia 3 into their targeted orbits efficiently.
  • Proven Track Record: Rocket Lab has a history of successful Electron launches, showcasing its reliability for deploying payloads into space.
  • Launch Flexibility: Electron can accommodate launches from multiple locations, offering Capella Space greater mission flexibility.

Launch Details and Witnessing the Mission

The launch is targeted for April 2024, with a specific date to be confirmed in the coming weeks. The launch will likely take place from Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 on New Zealand’s Mahia Peninsula.

We will keep you updated with the latest information on the launch date and time. Stay tuned for a countdown clock, launch visualizations, and post-launch details to witness the successful deployment of Capella Acadia 3 and the dawn of a new era for Earth observation with Capella Space’s next-generation technology.



April 1


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