Small satellite launch company Rocket Lab successfully delivered two more satellites to orbit Thursday during its second mission from its new launch facility in Virginia, with another mission slated in the coming days.

The mission was initially scheduled for March 11 but was scrubbed due to inclement weather.

The Long Beach-based company delivered two 100-kilogram class satellites to low-Earth orbit for Capella Space. The firm’s Electron rocket blasted off from Virginia Space’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at 3:38 p.m. PDT.

“Payloads deployed, perfect mission,” Rocket Lab founder and CEO Peter Beck tweeted one hour after liftoff.

“Congratulations to Capella Space and well done to the Rocket Lab team for another flawless launch from Virginia,” Beck said later in a statement.

Capella is the first U.S. company with a constellation of synthetic aperture radar satellites, which provide high-resolution images of Earth, regardless of the time of day or weather.

The mission was the second to take off from Rocket Lab’s new facility on Wallops Island, with the first launching in January. The company has recorded 32 missions from its New Zealand launch complex.

The second launch facility “was built to provide dependable and responsive launch access for Rocket Lab’s U.S. government and commercial customers,” the company wrote in a statement. The facility is capable of processing multiple Electron rockets at once to support rapid launches in succession.

Rocket Lab has delivered 157 satellites to orbit since it began flying Electron with payloads in January 2018.

Another Election is already upright on the New Zealand complex pad, with the launch window for Rocket Lab’s 35th mission opening Wednesday at 1:45 a.m PDT. Dubbed “The Beat Goes On,” the dedicated mission will carry a pair of satellites for BlackSky through global launch services provider Spaceflight, Inc.

The Gen-2 Earth-imaging satellites are slated to be delivered to a circular 450-kilometer orbit, bringing the total number of satellites in BlackSky’s constellation to 16. The satellite network combines high-resolution images with proprietary artificial intelligence software to provide analytics for various industries, including transportation​​, infrastructure, defense, supply chain management and humanitarian aid.

“We’ve now delivered 9 satellites to orbit for BlackSky since our first launch for them in 2019 and we’re grateful to have been entrusted with their mission once again,” Beck said in a statement. “Counting down to another mission just six days after a successful launch from … Virginia is no mean feat and testament to our team’s experience and dedication to delivering response launch.”

Brandon Richardson is a reporter and photojournalist for the Long Beach Post and Long Beach Business Journal.