Rocket Lab to open a new combined HQ, mission control and production facility in Long Beach
Rocket Lab is expanding its U.S. footprint, alongside the opening of its first launch site on Wallops Island, Virginia. The rocket launch startup will open a new corporate headquarters in Long Beach, California, at a facility that will also provide some production capabilities, and act as its second Mission Control Center, complementing its existing Mission Control in New Zealand.
Construction on the new facility has already begun, Rocket Lab says, and should be completed in the second quarter of this year. Its production capacity will mean it can put out over a dozen full Electron launch vehicles per year, which should serve the company’s needs in terms of supplying its planned launch cadence of roughly one launch per month from the Wallops Island launch site.