Rocket Lab

NASA’s Next Solar Sail is About to Go to Space

Everyone knows that solar energy is free and almost limitless here on Earth. The same is true for spacecraft operating…

3 months ago

Watch the Varda Capsule’s Entire Fiery Atmospheric Re-Entry

Here’s a front row seat on what it would be like to return to Earth inside a space capsule. Varda…

5 months ago

Venus’ Clouds Contain Sulfuric Acid. That’s Not a Problem for Life.

A recent study published in Astrobiology investigates the potential habitability in the clouds of Venus, specifically how amino acids, which…

6 months ago

40th Rocket Lab Electron Mission, “We Love The Nightlife”, Launches From New Zealand with Reused Engine

Private space company, Rocket Lab, launched its 40th Electron mission on their lauded Electron rocket, dubbed “We Love The Nightlife”,…

11 months ago

Chasing SpaceX: The Commercial Space Race Gets a Reality Check

Can anyone keep up with SpaceX in the commercial space race? It might be one of the four companies profiled…

1 year ago

Phew, NASA’s CAPSTONE is no Longer Tumbling in Space

Engineers with the trouble-plagued CAPSTONE mission to the Moon have made progress in stabilizing the spacecraft. A month ago, the…

2 years ago

Rocket Lab is Sending its own Mission to Venus to Search for Life

In a recent study published in Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics, the private space company, Rocket Lab, outlines a plan…

2 years 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.

2 years 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.…

2 years 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 years ago