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Electon rocket lifts off from New Zealand, puts satellites into orbit

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor November 12, 2018 13:44

Electon rocket lifts off from New Zealand, puts satellites into orbit

Rocket Lab, a Silicon Valley-funded space launch company, successfully completed the launch of its first rocket taking only commercial satellite cargo into space. The mission, titled ‘It’s Business Time’, lifted off from New Zealand’s remote Mahia Peninsula and marked the companies second successful orbital launch, with six satellites plus a technology demonstrator sent into Low Earth Orbit. Rocket lab CEO Peter Beck said in a statement the launch proves the company is leading the way in the small satellite launch industry and confirmed he is planning further launches in 2019.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor November 12, 2018 13:44

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