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ROCKET LAB LAUNCHES 2ND TEST FLIGHT OF ELECTRON SMALL-SATELLITE BOOSTER

ROCKET LAB LAUNCHES 2ND TEST FLIGHT OF ELECTRON SMALL-SATELLITE BOOSTER An Electron rocket built by the commercial startup Rocket Lab successfully launched on its second test flight from New Zealand, carrying the company's first customer payloads into orbit. The Electron blasted off today from the company's private launch facility on the Māhia Peninsula in New Zealand at 2:43 p.m. local time, which is 8:43 p.m. EST on Jan. 19 (0143 GMT). The launch was delayed 24 hours after two ships encroached into the launch's offshore keep-out zone.    More



(Source: Space.com - Jan 21)

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