Category: Rocket Lab

The four corners of the new space economy 0

The four corners of the new space economy

It’s gotten to the point now where a handful of angel investors can put a space company on the map. But the same changes that have made the industry accessible have made it increasingly...

Max Q: Launches from SpaceX, Boeing and the ESA 0

Max Q: Launches from SpaceX, Boeing and the ESA

Max Q is a new weekly newsletter all about space. Sign up here to receive it weekly on Sundays in your inbox. Typically, the holiday season is a slow one in the tech industry...

Rocket Lab to open a third launch pad – its second in New Zealand 0

Rocket Lab to open a third launch pad – its second in New Zealand

Small satellite launch company Rocket Lab just officially declared its second launch pad open, but it’s already broken ground on a third. The new one will be located in New Zealand on the Mahia...

Rocket Lab adds new $7.5 million “Mission Success” coin to its online store 0

Rocket Lab adds new $7.5 million “Mission Success” coin to its online store

Rocket Lab’s merch store has pretty much what you’d expect from a space-themed gift shop – baby onesies, t-shirts, caps and mission patches. But the commercial rocket launch company just added its latest product,...

Rocket Lab cuts the ribbon on its US launch facility, with the Air Force as its first customer 0

Rocket Lab cuts the ribbon on its US launch facility, with the Air Force as its first customer

Launch provider Rocket Lab has opened the doors on LC-2, its first launch facility in the U.S., adding capacity and versatility for providing trips to orbit. And LC-2 already has its first customer: the...

Max Q: SpaceX and Rocket Lab launch rockets and X-Wings take flight 0

Max Q: SpaceX and Rocket Lab launch rockets and X-Wings take flight

Sign up here to receive Max Q weekly in your inbox, starting December 15. This week saw a ton of activity in the space industry, with multiple launches, key preparations for commercial crew missions,...

Rocket Lab launches 10th Electron mission with successful rocket booster re-entry 0

Rocket Lab launches 10th Electron mission with successful rocket booster re-entry

Rocket Lab launched its 10th Electron spacecraft on Friday morning, successfully delivering payloads for clients Spaceflight and Alba Orbital. The launch company also had an important secondary mission for this launch: Testing out the...

Rocket Lab readies Electron for the first launch with rocket recovery systems on board 0

Rocket Lab readies Electron for its first launch with rocket recovery systems on board

Update: Running Out of Fingers has launched successfully! We’ll know more about the results of the recovery system study soon. Rocket Lab is getting ready to fly its tenth mission, delayed from its first...

Rocket Lab readies Electron for the first launch with rocket recovery systems on board 0

Rocket Lab readies Electron for the first launch with rocket recovery systems on board

Rocket Lab is getting ready to fly its tenth mission, which the first official launch window during which it could happen set for this week on November 29. Aside from being a milestone 10th...

Max Q: SpaceX starts building out its production Starlink constellation 0

Max Q: SpaceX starts building out its production Starlink constellation

There’s literally a lot more stuff in space than there was last week – or at least, the number of active human-made satellites in Earth’s orbit has gone up quite a bit, thanks to...

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