Rocket Lab

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.


  • Year founded: 2006
  • Funding Info: $75M in 3 funding rounds (Last funding type: Series D)
  • Yearly Revenue: Undisclosed
  • Employee Size: 51-200
  • Business Valuation: Undisclosed
  • City/Town: Los Angeles
  • State: California
  • Country: United States
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