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Could the Electron in combination with it's kickstage deliver any meaningful mass to Mars, ie; a 2kg cubesat or is it unable to reach the required velocities even with no payload. Rocketlab are offering a service of around 20kg to a Lunar orbit and recently got the award for the CAPSTONE mission, and getting to a Lunar orbit from memory isn't that much more extreme compared to just getting a Mars flyby.

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Recently in an interview with Micheal Sheetz, Peter Beck mentioned that the Electron

“We actually showed that we could not only get to the moon, but we can do near-interplanetary stuff. We can go to Venus, we can go to Mars,” Beck said.

Then in an interview with Everyday Astronaut, he said;

"we can even get 20 odd kilograms to Venus"

Note: The Photon kick stage isn't a set design and for this interplanetary mission it would be upgraded, to become beefier. This would be done by adding more fuel tanks.

Since Mars is more delta-V intensive than Venus, it's fair to assume that the payload is less than 20kg, but still greater than 0kg. So yes, Electron with an upgraded Photon could launch a cubesat to Mars.

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