“It’s Business Time” for Rocket Lab

An American aerospace manufacturer, Rocket Lab aims to launch its first commercial Electron rocket carrying satellites for at least two companies. The company will launch its small rocket just three months after completing its second test from its privately-owned launch site.  Electron made its first flight in May 2017, four years after its development. The […]

Electron launched from Launch Complex 1

Rocket Lab managed to launch their first Electron rocket from Launch Complex 1 placed on the Mahia Peninsula in New Zealand. Launch was successful but main objective was not be achieved – Rocket Lab announced in the official statement after mission. This was great day for Rocket Lab, American company with research facilities in the United States and […]

Launch of the Electron rocket delayed

Rocket Lab announced that launch of their light rocket called Electron is delayed due the poor weather conditions at Launch Complex 1 at Māhia Peninsula, New Zealand. Rocket Lab suffers for delay since last Sunday. Maiden flight of the Electron rocket carrying capsule with sensors and scientific equipment was planned originally for 21st May, but […]

Electron debut planned for Monday

American company Rocket Lab is going to launch their Electron rocket this week using New Zealand’s latest launch complex placed on Mahia Peninsula near North Island. This will be real test of alternative approach for rocket design. Electron is lightweight small launch vehicle made mostly of aircraft alloys and carbon fiber and equipped with nine Rutherford […]