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Rocket Lab prepares to put 150th satellite in space next month


Rocket Lab prepares to put 150th satellite in space next month Since its first test launch on May 25, 2017, Rocket Lab has successfully put 149 satellites in space. The Long Beach-based firm is now gearing up for No. 150 when its next launch window opens in mid-September. The upcoming mission, dubbed “The Owl Spreads its Wings,” is slated to carry a single satellite—the StriX-1—from the firm’s New Zealand launch complex to low Earth orbit. The StriX-1 is Japanese Earth-imaging satellite firm Synspecctive’s first commercial satellite for its synthetic aperture radar (SAR) constellation.   More



(Source: Long Beach Business Journal - Aug 17)

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