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Rocket Lab plans on catching first-stage boosters with helicopter

California-based Rocket Lab plans to start recovering and reflying the first stage of its Electron launch vehicle in the near future, Rocket Lab CEO Peter Beck announced on Tuesday.

Rocket Lab racks up another successful mission for 2019

Rocket Lab has successfully launched a rideshare mission for the private aerospace company Spaceflight, as they look to continue racking up their launch cadence in 2019.

'It's business time' for Rocket Lab launch on Saturday

California-based Rocket Lab aims to launch its first fully commercial payload to orbit this weekend after months of delays. The company's Electron rocket will take six satellites from four companies to orbit as early as Saturday night at 10 p.m. ET.

Rocket Lab set to launch 'It's Business Time' Wednesday

Unfavorable weather forced startup, Rocket Lab to scrub its Electron rocket launch from Launch Complex 1 on the Māhia Peninsula in New Zealand on Sunday, but the weather looks good for Wednesday's launch.

Rocket Lab makes history with 1st successful commercial launch

On Sunday, California-based startup Rocket Lab made history again, launching its Electron Rocket from its launch facility on the Māhia Peninsula in New Zealand, carrying a payload of commercial satellites that were successfully put into Earth orbit.

New Zealand makes history with launch of Electron rocket

California-based Rocket Lab successfully shot a rocket into space from their private launch facility in New Zealand on Thursday at 4:20 p.m. local time, reaching space three minutes later.
 

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Lift-off of  Making it Rain  mission June 29  2019.
Lift-off of "Making it Rain" mission June 29, 2019.
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Successful launch of Rocket Lab Electron rocket  Still Testing  on January 21  2018.
Successful launch of Rocket Lab Electron rocket "Still Testing" on January 21, 2018.
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 It s Business Time  patch
"It's Business Time" patch
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 It s Business Time  on pad at LC-1. Launch window opens on November 10  2018.
"It's Business Time" on pad at LC-1. Launch window opens on November 10, 2018.
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Another company - Rocket Lab s engines are constructed largely through 3D printing  specifically thr...
Another company - Rocket Lab's engines are constructed largely through 3D printing, specifically through electron beam melting, with its main prop valves, injectors, pumps, and engine chambers all 3D printed. The entire engine printing process takes just 24 hours.
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 It s Business Time  is ready to launch
"It's Business Time" is ready to launch
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Irvine CubeSat STEM Program (ICSP) is a project-based learning collaboration between K-12 education ...
Irvine CubeSat STEM Program (ICSP) is a project-based learning collaboration between K-12 education institutions, industry partners, non-profit organizations, and parent volunteers whose primary focus is to teach, train, and inspire the next generation of STEM professionals, while also creating opportunities for underrepresented groups in STEM-related fields.
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Mission Patch - Make it Rain
Mission Patch - Make it Rain
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Rocket Lab  a U.S.-based launch service provider with a New Zealand subsidiary  will become the newe...
Rocket Lab, a U.S.-based launch service provider with a New Zealand subsidiary, will become the newest entrant into the world’s launch market with the maiden voyage of its Electron rocket.
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Rocket Lab Tweet:  Our friends @DigitalGlobe took an image of Launch Complex 1 using WorldView-2 as ...
Rocket Lab Tweet: "Our friends @DigitalGlobe took an image of Launch Complex 1 using WorldView-2 as it passed by! Taken from 770km (478 miles)."
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Meet  it s a Test   Rocket Lab s Electron rocket.
Meet "it's a Test," Rocket Lab's Electron rocket.
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Rocket Lab hopes to use helicopters to retrieve rockets for refurbishment.
Rocket Lab hopes to use helicopters to retrieve rockets for refurbishment.
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 Still Testing  vertical on launch pad Jan. 19  2018
"Still Testing" vertical on launch pad Jan. 19, 2018'
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