Rocket Lab will start producing its own universal satellites

Currently, Rocket Lab only launches satellites developed by other companies. Now she decided to change

direction of development and develop a platform for creating universal satellites. They will be developed not according to unique customer requirements, but according to template models.

In addition, the Rocket Lab platform for satellites will allow not only to develop them, but also to place customers' equipment on it.

The Rocket Lab platform allows the use of equipment weighing up to 170 kg. The energy consumption of this equipment should not exceed 1 kW, which will be provided by solar panels.

The Rocket Lab platform can not only bring satellites into orbit, but also be responsible for their operation during a mission. The platform resource is about five years.

Rocket Lab recently conducted its first successfulcommercial launch of its Electron ultra-light rocket. Customers have already booked all planned launches through the end of 2019, according to Rocket Lab representatives. At the same time, the site’s capabilities allow it to produce one rocket every three days, but for now the company intends to reach the level of one Electron per month.