Rocket Lab is an aerospace manufacturer with a wholly owned New Zealand subsidiary. The company develops lightweight, cost-effective commercial rocket launch services.
Rocket Lab’s mission is to remove commercial barriers to space. The company was founded on the belief that small payloads require dedicated launch vehicles and a flexibility not currently offered by traditional launch systems.
Rocket Lab was founded in June 2006, by Peter Beck. The company is headquartered in Los Angeles with operations and a launch site in New Zealand.
Rocket Lab's orbital launch vehicle, Electron, is poised to change the space industry by providing affordable, high-frequency launches for the emerging small satellite market.
Rocket Lab is a privately funded company with its major investors including Khosla Ventures, K1W1, Bessemer Venture Partners and Lockheed Martin.