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Planet Labs’ 10 remote sensing satellites took off Tuesday aboard the Orbital ATK-built Minotaur C rocket that launched at 2:37 p.m. Pacific time from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Four Planet’s Dove satellites launched into sun-synchronous orbit approximately 350 miles above the Earth following the deployment of six SkySat spacecraft into space, Orbital ATK said Tuesday. Rich Straka, […] More
Rocket Lab USA has deployed the second and final set of NASA’s low-Earth orbit small satellites designed for tropical cyclone and hurricane monitoring. The CubeSats were launched aboard an Electron rocket from Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 in New Zealand to complete the agency’s four-piece TROPICS constellation or Time-Resolved Observations of Precipitation structure and storm […] More
Rocket Lab is on track to launch the second and final pair of storm monitoring nanosatellites for NASA. The company said Monday it is targeting May 22 as the deployment date for the last two CubeSats under the Time-Resolved Observations of Precipitation structure and storm Intensity with a Constellation of Smallsats program. The first half […] More
A Rocket Lab team has launched into space the first two satellites of a four-part constellation that is designed to monitor cyclone and hurricane activities for NASA. Along with MIT Lincoln Labs, Blue Canyon Technologies and Kongsberg Satellite Services, Rocket Lab said Monday they performed the “Rocket Like a Hurricane” mission to deploy two CubeSats for the Time-Resolved Observations of […] More
Rocket Lab USA has unveiled a suborbital testbed launch vehicle it developed based on its flagship Electron reusable small rocket. The Hypersonic Accelerator Suborbital Test Electron, or HASTE, is scheduled for an inaugural flight from a launch site at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia in the first half of this year, the company said […] More
Rocket Lab plans to retrieve a rocket booster mid-air using a helicopter during a mission scheduled to take place in the first half of 2022. The company said Tuesday it will deploy a helicopter to attempt to catch a falling booster in support of its goal to market Electron as a reusable small rocket. “A […] More

Rocket Lab has received Category 1 certification from NASA for its Electron launch vehicle. The certification was awarded after Rocket Lab’s Electron vehicle delivered 13 NASA CubeSats to orbit in December 2018 as part of the ELaNa-19 mission and following the completion of a review of the company’s rocket production processes and facilities in 2019, the company said Tuesday.

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