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Rocket Lab launches ADRAS-J space junk inspection satellite for Astroscale


Rocket Lab launches ADRAS-J space junk inspection satellite for Astroscale Rocket Lab launched an ambitious space-junk inspection satellite for the Japanese company Astroscale Sunday morning (Feb. 18), Astroscale's ADRAS-J satellite lifted atop an Electron rocket from Rocket Lab's New Zealand launch site today at 9:52 a.m. EST (1452 GMT; 3:52 a.m. local New Zealand time on Feb. 19). The satellite is designed to inspect a large piece of space junk: a defunct Japanese H-2A rocket stage in low Earth orbit.   More



(Source: Space.com - Feb 19)

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