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Rocket Lab delays return to action, dual satellite launch, and booster recovery attempt


Rocket Lab delays return to action, dual satellite launch, and booster recovery attempt Following a hiatus of several months, Rocket Lab is preparing to return to launch operations with its 22nd overall mission on Thursday. An Electron rocket was to lift off from the company’s Launch Complex 1 in Mahia, New Zealand at 04:25 UTC (17:25 local time) on November 11, but will now attempt a launch no earlier than November 16 in order to evaluate an out-of-family ground sensor. Named “Love at First Insight,” the mission aims to loft two satellites for geospatial intelligence company BlackSky, as well as complete the third ocean splashdown of an Electron first stage as Rocket Lab continues to work towards reusability.   More



(Source: NASASpaceFlight.com - Nov 14)

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