Read how to launch before launch.
The Atea-1 was a small sounding rocket developed by the New Zealand company Rocket Lab.

Atea-1 was a hybrid fueled single stage rocket with a non-propulsive dart payload, capable to launch 2 kg payloads up to 150 km altitude. The engine uses a polymer based fuel with liquid Nitrous Oxide. The engine is capable of producing a peak thrust of 1,550 lbf for up to 14.5 s, resulting in a total impulse of approximately 22,500 lbf-s. The rocket had a length of 6 m and a diameter of 15 cm. At launch it had a weight of 60 kg.

The first and only launch took place on 30 November 2009 from Great Mercury Island, New Zealand, reching a height of about 100 km.

The enlarged Atea-2 was cancelled.

My rocket is a bit glitchy and not accurate as real one
Atea 1 is the first new zealand rocket to reach space and made by rocket lab! Do you know rocket lab made it?

How to launch this I recommend to launch in the big pad
Make sure the throttle is 100% and click the 1st stage
wait until it reaches until 34 km and click the 2nd stage
Control the rocket now it has gimbals
NOTE: it's a suborbital rocket.
Tinkered alot too


  • Successors 1 craft(s) +3 bonus
  • Created On: Android
  • Game Version: 0.9.802.0
  • Price: $184k
  • Number of Parts: 22
  • Dimensions: 6 m x 2 m x 2 m


  • Total Delta V: 4.1km/s
  • Total Thrust: 85kN
  • Engines: 2
  • Wet Mass: 166kg
  • Dry Mass: 64kg


Stage Engines Delta V Thrust Burn Mass
1 1 2.3km/s 84kN 2s 122kg
2 1 1.8km/s 867N 64s 41kg


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    yoooo rocketlab lets goooooo

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    9,485 GSpace


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    12.4k Vedhaspace

    @ConjunctionAerospace yeah I found only 2 videos of its launch

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    139 Bluestaf

    everyone seems to forget about this one, we hear rocetlab and thing of electron or neutron but never atea

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    3,677 SamTheFox

    what was new zealand thinking

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    dude 11 downloads in 2 hours YOU ROCK!!!

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