Electron rocket

Rocketlab Sent This Engine to Space and Then Retrieved it. A new Test Shows it’s Still Working Fine

Reusable rocket engines have become all the rage lately, even as NASA's continually delayed Artemis I mission attempts to launch…

3 months ago

Hazegrayart Shows how Rocket Lab's Reusable Neutron Rocket Could Work

A new animation shows what Rocket Lab's totally-reusable rocket will look like when it starts sending satellites to space.

4 months ago

Rocket Lab Launches NASA’s CAPSTONE Mission to the Moon

A microwave oven–sized cubesat launched to space today from New Zealand by commercial company Rocket Lab and their Electron rocket.…

5 months ago

They Did It! Rocket Lab Uses Copter to Catch (and Release) a Rocket

Rocket Lab has just joined SpaceX in the club of space companies that can launch an orbital-class rocket booster and…

7 months ago

Rocket Lab Shows off its new Reusable Neutron Rocket, due for Launch in 2024

Rocket Lab just showed the updated design of their Neutron rocket, which features a never-before-seen Hungry Hippo fairing!

12 months ago

RocketLab Recovers a First-Stage Booster for the First Time: “Return to Sender”

In recent years, one of the most impressive developments for space exploration has been the rise of the commercial space…

2 years ago

Electron Rocket’s 13th Launch Failed, Destroying its Satellite Payload

In what would have been the 12th successful launch of their Electron rocket, Rocket Lab

2 years ago

Rocket Lab was Able to Catch Falling Inert Rocket Stage With a Helicopter, Continuing Their Path to Reusability

Just prior to the isolation order, commercial launch provider Rocket Lab conducted a successful mid-air recovery of a test stage,…

3 years ago

Rocket Lab is Going to try to Re-use its First Stage Booster, Catching it in Mid-air With a Helicopter

CEO Peter Beck of Rocket Lab recently announced that his company will begin retrieving the first stage of its Electron…

3 years ago

Optical Rocket Boosts Electrons to Nearly the Speed of Light

In a new experiment, a team of researchers used laser pulses to accelerate photons to near the speed of light,…

4 years ago