Rocket Lab

Rocket Lab spacecraft sends NASA’s CAPSTONE mission to the Moon

Rocket Lab has successfully sent a small NASA spacecraft on its way to the Moon, acing the complex interplanetary launch…

Rocket Lab briefly catches Electron booster with a helicopter on first try

In a significant achievement, public launch provider Rocket Lab has - with a few caveats - successfully used a helicopter…

Rocket Lab to build reusable Neutron rocket factory and launch pad in Virginia

Rocket Lab has selected Virginian island to host the first launch site, factory, and landing pad for its next-generation Neutron…

Rocket Lab to debut second New Zealand launch pad with first launch of 2022

Rocket Lab, a California-based aerospace company, recently announced the completion of a second launch pad at its primary New Zealand…

Rocket Lab, Virgin Orbit lead a new class of small rockets with big ambitions for 2021

SpaceX's reign as the only privately funded American spaceflight company to reach and successfully deploy small satellite payloads into orbit…

Rocket Lab’s first step towards SpaceX-style rocket reuse set for next Electron launch

Just over a year ago, Rocket Lab announced intentions to recover the first-stage of its small Electron launch vehicle, potentially…

Rocket Lab “In Focus” mission ready to launch after scrubbed first attempt

On Wednesday, October 21, Rocket Lab held a launch countdown ahead of the fifteenth mission of its small rocket, Electron.…

Rocket Lab’s tiny Electron rocket set for fifth New Zealand launch this year

Nicknamed "In Focus," the fifteenth overall launch of Rocket Lab's Electron rocket is set to liftoff on Wednesday, October 21…

Rocket Lab secretly launches revolutionary satellite and readies for US launch debut

Rocket Lab's recent flawless return to flight mission nicknamed "I Can't Believe It's Not Optical," set the company up for…

Rocket Lab Electron returns to flight as FAA approves launches from the US

Rocket Lab, the space systems company and small satellite launcher, returned to active launch status recently with the successful fourteenth…

SpaceX, Rocket Lab, ULA all have rocket launches planned this weekend

The final weekend of August 2020 is shaping up to be an exciting one in the world of rocket launching.…

Rocket Lab to resume launches following in-flight anomaly investigation

Less than a month after the complete loss of customer payload due to an in-flight anomaly, Rocket Lab has announced…

Rocket Lab channels SpaceX-like rapid launch capability in July 4 Electron mission

The prominent launcher of dedicated small satellite launches, Rocket Lab, looks to achieve SpaceX-like rapid launch capability of its Electron…

Rocket Lab’s 12th Electron mission “Don’t Stop Me Now” ready for launch

During the height of the global coronavirus pandemic, SpaceX and United Launch Alliance (ULA) missions from Florida were deemed "critical…

SpaceX reusability may soon be in good company as Rocket Lab catches rocket with a helicopter

Rocket Lab, the world's most prominent dedicated small satellite launcher, has made significant headway on plans to recover and reuse…

Rocket Lab’s NASA Moon launch to kick off new era of ultra-cheap deep space exploration

Rocket Lab will soon take its tiny Electron rocket further than any similarly-sized vehicle before it, sending a NASA satellite…

Rocket Lab’s reusable Electron rocket upgrade gets ready for its biggest test yet

Rocket Lab, the global leader in dedicated small satellite launches, has had quite the productive year, breaking ground on a…