Each Rutherford will be equipped with nine of these engines, dubbed Electron, with Rocket Lab claiming that it can suffer “a total engine loss prior to launch yet still complete it's mission”. The second stage of the rocket operates one particular Rutherford engine with a nozzle made for vacuum operation.
Founder and CEO Peter Beck said “the utilization of carbon fibre materials, a scaling-down of capacity in line with shrinking the satellite lots, including a great launch area in NZ make the mission feasible”. Their low price carbon-composite rockets will cost around $5 million Australian dollars and will save companies almost $95 million dollars in comparison to present available launch possibilities.
If they get the 30 odd researchers on board as well as suit their ambitious $5m launch target, Rocket Labs believes they'll be in a position to carry out about 100 launches yearly.
Along with max payloads of approximately 110kg they won’t be taking over the worldwide market as of this time but we believe it is great to possess this type of modern company so close to our shores and also Australia ought to wake up and begin finding their very own space programs.