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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.…

1 day 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…

2 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!

7 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,…

2 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

Catch Sight of Humanity Star… While You Can

It's a question I've gotten lots, now that the calendar has flipped over from February to March. The satellite: When…

4 years ago

Perhaps the Best Part of Electron’s Successful Launch was its Payload: the Humanity Star

Rocket Lab's second successful launch of the Electron rocket carried with it a special piece of cargo - the Humanity…

4 years ago