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Rocket Lab and its efforts to launch NZ into space game — Expert Q&A

Peter Griffin posted in on May 23rd, 2017.

Yesterday marked the start of the ten-day window in which Rocket Lab will attempt to launch its Electron rocket from the Mahia Peninsula in the Northern Hawkes Bay.  If they succeed, this will be the first rocket launched into space from New Zealand, making us the 11th country to do so. After high winds scrubbed […]

Atea-1 blasts off

Peter Griffin posted in on December 1st, 2009.

Yesterday, following a slight delay, Atea-1 took to the sky. The 6m tall rocket, developed by Auckland firm Rocket Lab Ltd, is new Zealand’s first attempt at commercial space flight and was launched from Great Mercury Island, in the Coromandel.  It is also being promoted as the Southern Hemisphere’s first private rocket launch to reach […]

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