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Rocket Lab returns to service with “flawless” launch for U.S. military


Rocket Lab returns to service with “flawless” launch for U.S. military Resuming launches after a mission failure two months ago, Rocket Lab successfully placed a small U.S. military research and development satellite into orbit Thursday following a fiery liftoff from New Zealand on a flight that was originally supposed to launch from the company’s new pad in Virginia. The 59-foot-tall (18-meter) Electron rocket ignited its nine kerosene-fueled Rutherford engines and climbed away from Launch Complex 1 on the North Island of New Zealand at 2 a.m. EDT (0600 GMT) Thursday.   More



(Source: SpaceFlight Now - Jul 29)

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