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Ignoring Space Commerce News On Wallops Island
Ignoring Space Commerce News On Wallops Island

Rocket Lab Opens Launch Complex 2, Confirms U.S. Air Force Payload as First Electron Mission from U.S. Soil, RocketLab “Rocket Lab, the global leader in small satellite launch, has today officially opened Launch Complex 2, the company’s first U.S. launch site, and confirmed the inaugural mission from the site will be a dedicated flight for the U.S. Air Force. Located at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport on Wallops Island, Virginia, Rocket […]

  • NASA Watch
  • December 12, 2019
Rocket Lab Reveals Its New Kick Stage
Rocket Lab Reveals Its New Kick Stage

Rocket Lab successfully circularizes orbit with new Electron kick stage, Rocket Lab “Rocket Lab, a US aerospace company with operations in New Zealand, has successfully tested a previously unannounced kick stage on the Still Testing Electron launch vehicle, using it to circularize the orbits of the two Spire Lemur-2 CubeSats on board. The kick stage was flown and tested on board the recent Still Testing flight that was successfully launched […]

  • NASA Watch
  • January 23, 2018
Rocketlab Makes It To Orbit
Rocketlab Makes It To Orbit

Rocketlab Places Three Satellites Into Orbit (with video), SpaceRef “Rocketlab conducted its second Electron launch today placing three cubesats into orbit. The launch occurred from the remote M?hia Peninsula in New Zealand. Mission control is located in Auckland, New Zealand. On board was a Planetlab cubesat named Dove Pioneer which will conduct Earth resource imaging and two Lemur-2 cubesats for Spire which will be used for weather and ship tracking. […]

  • NASA Watch
  • January 20, 2018