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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.

SpaceX puts on light show with last rocket launch of 2017

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has grabbed the public's attention again - This time giving southern California residents an early evening light show worthy of an alien invasion movie with the final 2017 launch of a Falcon 9 rocket.

SpaceX signs largest ever private satellite launch contract

SpaceX has signed a $492 million deal with Iridium Communications, the largest ever commercial satellite launch deal. Launch services are included in the total estimated cost of $2.9 billion for the Iridium NEXT programme.
 

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The plane carrying the Pegasus rocket with its eight mini-satellites gains altitude after taking off...
The plane carrying the Pegasus rocket with its eight mini-satellites gains altitude after taking off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Base in Florida.
NASA
Tracking and Data Relay Satellite M (TDRS-M) is the last of three satellites that comprise the third...
Tracking and Data Relay Satellite M (TDRS-M) is the last of three satellites that comprise the third generation of the TDRSS constellation. Image is in the Public Domain.
NASA
The PSLV-C40 launch was successful
The PSLV-C40 launch was successful
ISRO
Five seconds after release  the Pegasus rocket fired  and was on its way to launch the CYGNSS satell...
Five seconds after release, the Pegasus rocket fired, and was on its way to launch the CYGNSS satellites into orbit around the Earth.
NASA
Artist s conception of the 64 pound Cygnss satellite in orbit.
Artist's conception of the 64 pound Cygnss satellite in orbit.
NASA
Falcon 9 with Koreasat-5A ready for launch on Pad 39A.
Falcon 9 with Koreasat-5A ready for launch on Pad 39A.
SpaceX

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