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Rocket Lab vehicle fails to reach orbit, loses payload of satellites

Rocket Lab vehicle fails to reach orbit, loses payload of satellites

Published 04/07/2020

(Reuters) - A rocket from small-satellite launch firm Rocket Lab failed to reach orbit minutes after a successful liftoff from New Zealand on Saturday, the [more…]

Rocket Lab plans reusable booster for satellite launches

Rocket Lab plans reusable booster for satellite launches

Published 07/08/2019

(Reuters) - Small-satellite launch firm Rocket Lab announced on Tuesday a plan to recover the core booster of its Electron rocket using a helicopter, a [more…]

Rocket Lab says fixes test flight glitch which terminated first launch

Rocket Lab says fixes test flight glitch which terminated first launch

Published 08/08/2017

Rocket Lab, a Silicon Valley-funded space launch company, said a contractor's error was to blame for its maiden flight failing to reach orbit in May, but that the problem had been fixed ahead of another planned launch in the next two months. [more…]

New Zealand launches into space race with 3D-printed rocket

New Zealand launches into space race with 3D-printed rocket

Published 25/05/2017

A supplied image of the launch and maiden flight of a battery-powered, 3-D printed rocket built by Rocket Lab, a Silicon Valley-funded space launch company, at New Zealand's remote Mahia Peninsula, May 25, 2017. Rocket Lab/Handout via REUTERS

Rocket Lab, a Silicon Valley-funded space launch company, on Thursday launched the maiden flight of its battery-powered, 3-D printed rocket from New Zealand's remote Mahia Peninsula.

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Rocket launch startup Rocket Lab snags $75 million new funding

Rocket launch startup Rocket Lab snags $75 million new funding

Published 21/03/2017

Rocket LabÕs launch vehicle, Electron, sits at Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 in Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand, February 16, 2017. Photo courtesy of Rocket Lab/Handout via REUTERS

Privately owned Rocket Lab, a Los Angeles- and New Zealand-based startup poised to begin small satellite launch services this year, has closed a Series D financing round of $75 million, company officials said on Tuesday.

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