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Rocket Lab’s first launch of 2020 is a mission for the National Reconnaissance Office

Rocket Lab’s first launch of 2020 is a mission for the National Reconnaissance Office Rocket Lab has announced its first mission for 2020 – a dedicated rocket launch on behalf of client the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) with a launch window that opens on January 31. The Electron rocket Rocket Lab […]

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Orbex lands TriSept as a customer for rideshare rocket launch mission in 2022

Orbex lands TriSept as a customer for rideshare rocket launch mission in 2022 Space launch startup Orbex has secured a customer for its forthcoming Prime space launch vehicle: TriSept, a provider of launch integration services for both commercial and government customers. TriSept has booked the full capacity of a rideshare mission aboard […]

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Rocket Lab to open a third launch pad – its second in New Zealand

Rocket Lab to open a third launch pad – its second in New Zealand Small satellite launch company Rocket Lab just officially declared its second launch pad open, but it’s already broken ground on a third. The new one will be located in New Zealand on the Mahia peninsula, right next to […]

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Rocket Lab adds new $7.5 million “Mission Success” coin to its online store

Rocket Lab adds new .5 million “Mission Success” coin to its online store Rocket Lab’s merch store has pretty much what you’d expect from a space-themed gift shop – baby onesies, t-shirts, caps and mission patches. But the commercial rocket launch company just added its latest product, and it’s a bit different […]

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Rocket Lab launches 10th Electron mission with successful rocket booster re-entry

Rocket Lab launches 10th Electron mission with successful rocket booster re-entry Rocket Lab launched its 10th Electron spacecraft on Friday morning, successfully delivering payloads for clients Spaceflight and Alba Orbital. The launch company also had an important secondary mission for this launch: Testing out the guidance, control and navigation systems of their […]

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Rocket Lab readies Electron for the first launch with rocket recovery systems on board

Rocket Lab readies Electron for the first launch with rocket recovery systems on board Rocket Lab is getting ready to fly its tenth mission, which the first official launch window during which it could happen set for this week on November 29. Aside from being a milestone 10th mission (dubbed ‘Running Out […]

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Here’s the first look inside Orbex’s Scotland rocket factory

Here’s the first look inside Orbex’s Scotland rocket factory European private launch startup Orbex is getting ready to start actually launching payloads aboard its own rockets, and it’s pulling back the curtains to give a look at the factory it’s using to build its launch vehicles. The UK-based company is building its […]

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Rocket Lab’s new ‘Rosie the Robot’ speeds up launch vehicle production – by a lot

Rocket Lab’s new ‘Rosie the Robot’ speeds up launch vehicle production – by a lot Rocket launch startup Rocket Lab is all about building out rapid-response space launch capabilities, and founder/CEO Peter Beck is showing off its latest advancement in service of that goal: A room-sized manufacturing robot named ‘Rosie.’ Rosie is […]

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Take a virtual tour through Rocket Lab’s New Zealand rocket launch facility

Take a virtual tour through Rocket Lab’s New Zealand rocket launch facility Rocket Lab is one of the extremely small group of rocket launch startups that is actually sending payloads to space, and the company sends all of its spacecraft up from a scenic peninsula located on the East Coast of New […]

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Rocket Lab aims to deliver small satellites to the Moon and beyond

Rocket Lab aims to deliver small satellites to the Moon and beyond Rocket Lab kicked off the International Astronautical Congress with the news that it’ll begin offering small satellite delivery service to orbits beyond low Earth orbit, where it currently operates – including delivering payloads all the way to the Moon. The […]

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