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Title    Rocket Lab Makes Suborbital Launch From New Zealand
Date    Friday May 26 2017, @02:12AM
Author    Fnord666
Topic   
from the more-the-merrier dept.
https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=17/05/25/1158226

butthurt writes:

"Made it to space. Team delighted. More to follow!" the U.S. company, founded by New Zealander Peter Beck, tweeted at 4:29 p.m. New Zealand time Thursday. It is the first test of the company's Electron Rocket from New Zealand, a country of just 4.7 million people deep in the South Pacific.

Rocket Lab aims to build a New Zealand base from which to launch small satellites into low orbit. The country is considered a prime location because rockets originating deep in the Southern Hemisphere can reach a wide range of Earth orbits.

[...] With a height of 17 meters and a diameter of 1.2 meters, and 3D-printed engines, the Electron Rocket is capable of carrying a maximum payload of 225 kilograms, according to Rocket Lab, whose investors include Lockheed Martin Corp.

Bloomberg

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Links

  1. "butthurt" - https://soylentnews.org/~butthurt/
  2. "Electron Rocket" - https://www.rocketlabusa.com/latest/electronarriveslaunchcomplex1/
  3. "Bloomberg" - https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-05-25/rocket-lab-reports-successful-launch-into-space-from-new-zealand
  4. "Vector Space Completes First Test Flight, Hoping to Expand the Small Satellite Launch Market" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=17/05/10/0417221
  5. ""Planet" Purchases 3 Launches from "Rocket Lab"" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=16/07/14/1730258
  6. "New Companies Begin to Target the Micro-Satellite Market" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=16/04/27/0236210
  7. "Moon Express and Rocket Lab Team Up for 2017 Lunar Mission" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=15/10/06/1344218
  8. "Rocket Lab Unveils "Electric" Rocket Engine" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=15/04/16/0323203
  9. "Original Submission" - https://soylentnews.org/submit.pl?op=viewsub&subid=20418

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