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Rocket Lab achieves liftoff — Expert Reaction

Tessa Evans posted in on May 26th, 2017.

Rocket Lab launched its Electron rocket yesterday from the Māhia Peninsula. #ItsaTest ©Rocket Lab Despite not reaching orbit, the company announced it successfully made it to space, marking the first orbital-class rocket launched from a private launch site. The SMC gathered expert reaction about the launch. Feel free to use these comments in your reporting. […]

NZ Company reveals low cost rockets

John Kerr posted in on July 30th, 2014.

New Zealand based company Rocket Lab has unveiled its low cost rocket, Electron, which they claim will revolutionise the commercial space industry The company officially launched the Electron programme at their Auckland headquarters this week.  The carbon composite rocket has a price tag of $5 million US and Rocket Lab’s CEO Peter Beck says it […]

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