Peter Beck

Founder & Chief Executive
Rocket Lab

Peter Beck is the founder, CEO and chief engineer of Rocket Lab, the leading end-to-end space company that develops and launches advanced rockets, satellites and spacecraft. Peter founded the company in 2006 with the goal of making space more accessible as a platform for innovation, exploration and infrastructure. Peter led the development of the Electron rocket, an industry-defining launch vehicle that unlocked frequent, reliable and cost-effective access to orbit for small satellites. First launched in 2017, Electron is now the second most frequently launched U.S. orbital rocket. Under Peter’s leadership, Rocket Lab has established launch sites in the United States and New Zealand and expanded into space systems, delivering market leading satellites and spacecraft for low Earth orbit and interplanetary missions. An acclaimed engineer, Peter has been awarded with the Meritorious Medal, Cooper Medal, Pickering Medal and Gold Medal from the Royal Aeronautical Society. Peter is an adjunct professor in aerospace engineering at the University of Auckland.

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Wednesday, April 19, 2023

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