Rocket Lab's Neutron Rocket Plans to Compete With Falcon 9

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Yesterday Rocket Lab made a series of announcements, firstly Rocket Lab will become a public traded corporation on the stock markets, secondly Peter Beck made true on his commitment to hat eating.
But most interestingly, they commited to building a larger, medium lift launch vehicle called neutron, and that's what I want to talk about.

  • What if they end up with side boosters that arnt boosters and are just big batteries

    nzeagle1nzeagle16 päivää sitten
  • Thanks Scott! Like it so much

    jing wangjing wang10 päivää sitten
  • Can we at least agree that Rocket Lab's Mahia peninsula is the best looking launch complex?

    mtnbikeman85mtnbikeman8524 päivää sitten
    • Definitely

      Jack WhitlockJack Whitlock19 päivää sitten
  • So buy stonks for moon? right? moon stonks?

    OTL The High Temple of SpamOTL The High Temple of Spam29 päivää sitten
  • I wish they came up with some radical new engine.

    Modris BitenbindersModris Bitenbinders29 päivää sitten
  • Going to have a hard time competing with SpaceX as they are just so far ahead in two huge segments - Falcon 9 and Starship. Plus I like Elon "fail forward" instead of Rocket Lab's "take your time and make it perfect". That is how UAL lost to SpaceX - they waited until everything is perfect - which has been never. SpaceX is cranking out Starships to figure out what works and what doesn't.

    Moving OnMoving OnUukausi sitten
  • "A competitor to Starlink" Feck, that´s a quote fresh from hell spoken out lightly… When there´s no night sky left to inspire the awe for space, and you feel like you watch a bloody glitterball from inside when looking at it… That nightmare must never become a reality. But then Einstein, infinity, the universe and stupiity, right? F***ing buisnesses will eat everything. The true omnivores, these abstract entities will eat rocks and humans and paper and altering hypothetic values and thrive on them.

    Eo TununEo TununUukausi sitten
  • Starship is flying great. It is just having problems with the landings.

    David NuttallDavid NuttallUukausi sitten
  • Hmm, what about a turbo-pump's turbine on the engine which drives not the pump, but an electrical generator to drive the electrical system including the pump? Or would the generator be heavier than the batteries?

    David NuttallDavid NuttallUukausi sitten
  • First time someone competing Elon Musk at creative level and not mocking him. This gives a lesson if you are really creative then you no need to compare with someone else. 👍

    Pratap DPratap DUukausi sitten
  • neutron rocket will have lower payload to orbit than falcon 9 so I realty don't understand why people are comparing them. yes, neutron will cost less but also will have less capabilities, isn't it obvious neutron cant compete with falcon 9 when it comes to big payloads small sats? surely

    Mad CvMad CvUukausi sitten
  • Crazy suggestion; could they make just a reusable first stage for the Antares? At least initially anyway. Cuts down development work and time and as pointed out everything fits nicely with the ground set-up already. If so it could get them in the market really quickly, especially considering SpaceX has shown what’s possible.

    JCSkyKnightJCSkyKnightUukausi sitten
  • Great video about great company.

    My DesignMy DesignUukausi sitten
  • Rocket Lab is a Great company and cheap stock for such big market.

    Mihailov MikaMihailov MikaUukausi sitten
  • The company ticker is VACQ

    M.StreicherM.StreicherUukausi sitten
  • They will be a size of Google in 15 years with rocket - satellite ecosystem, which will be as play market or apple store for space and satellites. . Plus they want to build they own Starling, but in the space, all across solar system.

    Design IdeaDesign IdeaUukausi sitten
  • There is only Rocket Lab and SpaceX right now. Rocket Lab will be making money, a lot of money. SpaceX will be using Elon Musk money to build a base on the Mars, but probably not making money anytime soon.

    Design IdeaDesign IdeaUukausi sitten
  • It's good that SpaceX has some competition, or else they'll get too used to dominating commercial spaceflight and they'll stop producing new stuff. competition inspires progress

    The FishmasterThe FishmasterUukausi sitten
  • Scott, thanl you for another informative video about space.

    Frank GullaFrank GullaUukausi sitten
  • Neutrons have no charge so there you have it: the pumps can't be electric 😁

    Duke of OzDuke of OzUukausi sitten
  • gag-na---yaan 😊

    Ujwal KadamUjwal KadamUukausi sitten
  • This rocket could send perseverance to Mars because they claim they can send 1500kg to Mars and Perseverance is 1500kg but they probably could not land on Mars though or maybe not even to be in orbit. But if they do not attempt to land they could orbit or maybe even land?

    Beyond spaceBeyond spaceUukausi sitten
  • Rocket lab sounds like a lot of "ifs" and "maybes".

    Robert McDonnoldRobert McDonnoldUukausi sitten
  • 10/10 Elon would release a disstrack(dissrocket) against Rocketlab

    Lê Đông HảiLê Đông HảiUukausi sitten
  • So when is someone going to build a Marlin spike singe lift body .

    Lawrence StuartLawrence StuartUukausi sitten
  • Scott, off topic but, what is that beautifully framed think off to your left? Is it available, or special built?

    Pythos de GothosPythos de GothosUukausi sitten
  • Peter Beck = Syndrome off the Incredibles. Great videos!

    Paul W SwiftPaul W SwiftUukausi sitten
  • Them don't need to compete with Space X. Market will be too big and we have only 2 companies that deliver to the space. Rocket Lab and SpaceX. It is not enough. Rocket Lab is a Brilliant company!

    Luis MirandaLuis MirandaUukausi sitten
  • The battery could be viable and I will use it. Especially if you are propulsively landing.

    Cedric MonsonCedric MonsonUukausi sitten
  • Good spacex needs some strong competition to keep them in line

    backseatgamingbackseatgamingUukausi sitten
  • The should buy a couple of the russian heavy load helos to move the rocket bits around

    Unidentified BiomassUnidentified BiomassUukausi sitten
  • Sierra Nevada Dreamchaser is 5ton. Just saying....

    bbies1973bbies1973Uukausi sitten
    • Oops. Never mind. It's payload capacity is 5 ton, not gross weight. My bad.

      bbies1973bbies1973Uukausi sitten
  • Heavy lift rock name: atom

    felix moresifelix moresiUukausi sitten
  • Not enough sarcasm towards SpaceX in this video

    Игорь АлексеевИгорь АлексеевUukausi sitten
  • You know, they could use Al-O batteries. With a small oxygen tank dedicated to power production you'd have a pretty energy dense system that could be used for a large scale fuel/oxidizer pump system. Aluminium-Oxygen isn't really a major thing right now due to cost of materials and the fact that it isn't really possible to recharge them yet but even a few tens of thousands of dollars per launch for a new battery wouldn't break the bank and batteries are always more reliable than any type of generator system.

    Magnus BergnerMagnus BergnerUukausi sitten
  • Next rocket nucleus

    Beyond spaceBeyond spaceUukausi sitten
  • Goodluck keeping up with superheavy

    No enemiesNo enemiesUukausi sitten
  • It shows you how far ahead spacex is of other competition.

    Adam O sheaAdam O sheaUukausi sitten
    • They are not competitors. Rocket Lab and Space X 2 the best space companies with big market share.

      Mihailov MikaMihailov MikaUukausi sitten
  • Or maybe they jettison dead battery packs like they already do, but just include enough battery packs for landing.

    breakone9rbreakone9rUukausi sitten
  • Finish your plate.

    Butter ChugginsButter ChugginsUukausi sitten
  • I love how KSP broke him, and he can no longer pronounce anything but Mün xD

    Attila IhászAttila IhászUukausi sitten
  • Why not pay Space X to launch your satellites if they offer the best $/kg pricing? Paying 150% of what you MUST pay just to not give 15% of that as investment capital to your competitor seems like cutting off your nose to spite your face...

    Ugly German TruthsUgly German TruthsUukausi sitten
  • Thanks for another great video. Would you happen to know of any lesser known books for space topics such as orbital mechanics for example? Or would anyone know in the comments ? Thank you

    Liam KehoeLiam KehoeUukausi sitten
  • Cygnus? They better watch out for Maximilian.

    BSpeakman80BSpeakman80Uukausi sitten
  • Fuel-cells. Reasonably clean combustion, uses the same fuel as the rocket, will run electric pumps no problem.

    Richard BetelRichard BetelUukausi sitten
  • To me this is betting on the failure of Starship, because they will not be able to outcompete Starship, if it works.

    Grzegorz KapicaGrzegorz KapicaUukausi sitten
  • Is rocketlab stock going to be a buy?

    TrapTrapUukausi sitten
  • Perhaps if they're switching to an metal structure that could mean there is more of an option to attach boosters as well

    David GrenvilleDavid GrenvilleUukausi sitten
  • When I saw the rocket on it’s side in the thumbnail I immediately thought of Tablet pens that looked like different rockets. Like a Falcon 9 Apple Pencil.

    Geoffr524Geoffr524Uukausi sitten
  • I just had to hear that voice again! 😉

    m & mm & mUukausi sitten
  • Scott, turn on the heat and you won't need that jacket.

    David BoyleDavid BoyleUukausi sitten
  • Do we _want_ more constellations competing with Starlink?

    Marcus DirkMarcus DirkUukausi sitten
  • The whole moving rockets on roads thing makes me very worried for the Australian space agency.. I doubt they'll be able to solve the paperwork for it, and any rockets we do make separately to a launchpad will be permanently stuck where they were built lol, #TheVogonEmpireIsInThePacific

    Tony GannerTony GannerUukausi sitten
  • Rocket Lab: When we say we're going to do something, we do it... And we do the shit we said we're not doing as well...

    Gabriel SánchezGabriel SánchezUukausi sitten
  • Hybrid pumps... I don't know how feasible is this idea, but.... not as two pumps like one main turbo and secondary electric, but: engines got electric pumps, an relatively small battery with enaugh charge for only few dozen seconds, and gas generator with electric generator as main source of electricity...

    AntiangelRaphaelAntiangelRaphaelUukausi sitten
  • Muons decay so quickly, I don't know if this would be appropriate to name rocket after something quickly disappearing out of existence.

    Zbigniew ZdanowiczZbigniew ZdanowiczUukausi sitten
  • Next rocket: Atom, heavy lift, fully reusable, payload capacity up to 15 tons

    Redstone BronyRedstone BronyUukausi sitten
    • Yes

      hambobrose smithhambobrose smithUukausi sitten
  • Tiny turbopumps were quite common in rocket engines used in early Soviet antiaircraft missiles. For example the upper stage С2.711 engine from S-75 Dvina missile had exactly the same thrust as each of the Rutherford engines in Electron, and it was using a very miniature turbopump. Once it is developed, and the suitable materials and technologies are found, it is a deceptively simple device with very few parts. Starting from scratch, it is probably a lot easier today to find talented young engineers familiar with electronics and motors, than with turbine technology. The convenience of testing and use are also much better with the electronically controlled device. It still took years of work before Rocket Lab have figured out how to do it reliably -- they had to pause launches for half a year in 2018 while they were reworking the electric circuits of the pumps.

    How Does it Really WorkHow Does it Really WorkUukausi sitten
  • Fuel cells might be awesome for pumping fuels (and it might run on said fuels) - not sure if the power levels get there though...

    Gert van den BergGert van den BergUukausi sitten
  • Watch Patrick Boyle's vidéo regarding SPAC

    NicholsZieglerNicholsZieglerUukausi sitten
  • Not a rocket engineer but if I wanted something that has better throttle control than a turbo pump & didn't require large batteries, I'd probably run a generator off a turbine, powering the electric pump.

    jcadlolsjcadlolsUukausi sitten
    • That's precisely how it is done in diesel locomotives -- the diesel turns the generator, and the electricity drives the traction motors. The only difficulty is in miniaturizing this. (The turbopump in each of the Falcon-9 engines has very similar power to that of a large locomotive -- about 7000 h.p.)

      How Does it Really WorkHow Does it Really WorkUukausi sitten
  • if a rocket doesn't use a neutron gun and fissile matter for propellant, it shouldn't be called neutron :P

    sinephasesinephaseUukausi sitten
  • I wonder if rocket lab will make a neutron configuration that has moar boosters. I would love to see that.

    Reactor FourReactor FourUukausi sitten
  • Maybe they are going to use an MHD generator to power pumps? This would be super-awesome.

    Alex BesogonovAlex BesogonovUukausi sitten
  • I love the Muon idea, but maybe the didn't want to name their rocket on a particle that decays (ie RUDs) in 2.2 μs.

    Kevin HanesKevin HanesUukausi sitten
  • The holistic propane rheologically overflow because bank phytochemically grip per a abashed trowel. tasty, hard ladybug

    Preston BrittoPreston BrittoUukausi sitten
  • The Electron rocket has an electric pump. Extrapolating from that, I predict that the Neutron rocket will be pumped by nuclear fission.

    Daniel FieneDaniel FieneUukausi sitten
  • If they strap a Neutron to a Proton, will they call it a Deuteron?

    Jon WesickJon WesickUukausi sitten
  • Antares shape, falcon 9 legs and starship material... cool

    Cédric DuchesneCédric DuchesneUukausi sitten
    • yes.

      OrenOrenUukausi sitten
  • Do you think spaceX shared some knowledge on the self landing on a barge thing? Like. The lessons they learned? Or would they not share such information due to competetiveness

    Eagles_EyeEagles_EyeUukausi sitten
    • There is no „competition“. I guess SpaceX would share most of what they have to make rocketlab be able to succeed like that.

      Cedrik NiehofCedrik NiehofUukausi sitten
  • looking forward to your sn10 breakdown

    Peet KyPeet KyUukausi sitten
  • Waiting for them to develop 'tachyon'

    ParagParagUukausi sitten
  • 🌈🇺🇳9:45📸 YEAHHH ❗

    Pool BalPool BalUukausi sitten
  • Eh, it's more a competitor to the Soyuz than the Falcon 9.

    Messiah88Messiah88Uukausi sitten
  • Oh great, now we are naming rockets after nonexistent particles... The neutron, has no charge, can't accept a charge, can't give a charge! It can't be inside an atom!!! Protons and electrons should also be attracted to each other... It doesn't make sense...

    Peter MilanovskiPeter MilanovskiUukausi sitten
  • Methane Fuel Cells Exist, right? So develop a methane-powered rocket with electric pumps powered by a Methane Fuel cell, no need for a battery.

    Adam KatolikAdam KatolikUukausi sitten
  • Why ships and not returning it to pad?

    Alfi HalmaAlfi HalmaUukausi sitten
  • If we put together two Protons, two Neutrons and two Electron rockets we'll build a brand-new Helium rocket!

    Ilya ChaplyginIlya ChaplyginUukausi sitten
  • Imagine how big CELL rocket will be

    azmOhazmOhUukausi sitten
  • below link is of rocket lab's neutron rocket video what is the music at 2:17 ?

    Revanth MaadhastuRevanth MaadhastuUukausi sitten
  • Constructing a giant dry dock, at the end of a short canal channel. That would be a floating launch Platform which mates into and then sits squarely in the centre. Would give any large wide loads, a sea level launch site and also help the transportation to site a lot easier. Rocket construction facilities and post landing facilities could be housed off site, like in a hanger like building, at the end of another Canal channel. Like how new ships get built or nuclear submarines these days. Finding the right location would be the hard bit. Old dockyards or salvage breakers that could be repurposed away from people. Built from scratch.

    David EvansDavid EvansUukausi sitten
  • The batteries thing - Why not run the engines on hydrogen, and also have a hydrogen fuel cell to power the pumps?

    ExasperantExasperantUukausi sitten
  • a neutron rocket.. impossible

    johnny llooddtejohnny llooddteUukausi sitten
  • I think that Peter is just watching this nervously taking notes.

    nesa1126nesa1126Uukausi sitten
  • C'mon Scott, Rocket Lab worked hard to get 8,000kg of cargo into LEO, and you took away 18% by omitting "metric" & saying "8 tons"...

    david schneidedavid schneideUukausi sitten
  • "Its not about the money and we arent going to sell out you can trust us" "Oh we wanted to get that sweet sweet government and corruption money"

    Anarchy AntzAnarchy AntzUukausi sitten
  • ..StarLiner is “flying”.???

    Ernest GalvanErnest GalvanUukausi sitten
  • Beck also confirmed that Neutron will launch from New Zealand as well.

    GaryGaryUukausi sitten
  • muon would have been a way, way better name 😂

    Wayne CoburnWayne CoburnUukausi sitten
  • Gangayaan? Seriously sir? After all these days of space news coverage you call Gaganyaan(Gagan means sky, yaan means vehicle in this context so its named as sky vehicle) as Gangayaan? P.S. No offense intended :-D

    Karthick AshwathKarthick AshwathUukausi sitten
  • And that's why you're not in charge of marketing...

    sanityd1sanityd1Uukausi sitten
  • I'm looking forward to the day when Rocket Lab will deliver Kuiper satellites for Blue Origin.

    Zoltán PósfaiZoltán PósfaiUukausi sitten
  • Hopefully it was organic

    schlend 123schlend 123Uukausi sitten
  • 20 years ago when I was small, I remember reading about all these space launch companies, and in 20 years since then, I am still so taken a back by where everything is now

    ScottScottUukausi sitten
  • *BLIND SPECULATION ALERT* If this is an American company quietly taking over the Ukrainian-produced Antares and just tweaking it a bit... I wonder if they have some sort of deal with the Ukraine or Russia to actually launch protons later. That would be interesting. I don't care. A lot of people who get worked up about silly things would be very upset, but it would be interesting.

    petlahkpetlahkUukausi sitten
  • Scoot looks bored

    DavidDavidUukausi sitten
  • I would give up everything I own to own what's left of that hat

    MidwestNerdMidwestNerdUukausi sitten
  • Morons

    Nether WorldNether WorldUukausi sitten
  • Flat out, please don't use comic sans for... anything...

    Adam ThompsonAdam ThompsonUukausi sitten
  • good analysis. can wait for your comments on today's launch and delayed RUD.

    rybářská vránarybářská vránaUukausi sitten