U.S. and New Zealand spaceflight company Rocket Lab completed its first commercial launch called "It's Business Time," sending seven payloads to orbit.
By Jackie Wattles, CNN Business
After months of delays, the startup space company sends an Electron rocket carrying six satellites into orbit from New Zealand.
U.S.-based aerospace manufacturer Rocket Lab completed its first successful commercial launch on Saturday, sending seven spacecraft including “six tiny satellites and a drag sail demonstrator” into orbit aboard a relatively small Electron rocket designed primarily for smallsats and cubesats, Spaceflight Now reported.
I know what you're trying to say—you're trying to say it's time for business.
Rocket Lab successfully launched its third Electron rocket from New Zealand yesterday at 10.50pm Eastern time.
Rocket Lab executed its second orbital mission tonight, sending six small satellites and a drag sail into orbit from an oceanside launch pad in New Zealand.
Spaceflight startup Rocket Lab launched its first operational mission Saturday night, successfully lofting six small satellites as well as a technology demonstrator.
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Rocket Lab, a California-based startup, carried out a launch from New Zealand over the weekend that it said put three small satellites in orbit.