Private space company, Rocket Lab, launched its 40th Electron mission on their lauded Electron rocket, dubbed “We Love The Nightlife”, on August 24th at 11:45am New Zealand Standard Time (August 23rd at 7:45pm EST), which also marks the 7th launch of 2023, all successful. The purpose of the mission was to deliver the next-generation Acadia satellite for Capella Space to a circular orbit above the Earth at 640 km (400 miles), which was executed flawlessly. Acadia is part of Capella’s synthetic aperture radar (SAR) constellation and is the first of four Acadia satellites that Rocket is currently contracted to launch for Capella.Continue reading “40th Rocket Lab Electron Mission, “We Love The Nightlife”, Launches From New Zealand with Reused Engine”
Peter Beck announces an addition to the Rocket Lab family, with the Neutron rocket.
Private space launch company Rocket Lab revealed that it will go where it promised not to, both here on Earth and in space.Continue reading “Move Over, Electron: Rocket Lab Introduces Its New Neutron Rocket”