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Robert Pearlman

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posted 07-29-2014 08:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Please use this topic to discuss the launches of Rocket Lab's Electron rocket from its Launch Complex 1 on the Māhia Peninsula in New Zealand.


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posted 01-21-2018 02:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for burnsnz   Click Here to Email burnsnz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
First launch to orbit of a Rocket Lab's Electron rocket today.
Rocket Lab has successfully launched its second rocket from Mahia, with the rocket — named "Still Testing" — reaching orbit for the first time.

This follows the company's first launch last May, in which the rocket got to space but did not make it to orbit after range safety officials had to kill the flight.

...Still Testing was carrying a Dove Pioneer Earth-imaging satellite for launch customer Planet, as well as two Lemur-2 satellites for weather and ship-tracking company Spire.


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posted 01-21-2018 08:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for dom   Click Here to Email dom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Excellent job. First launch to orbit from that part of the world since a British satellite launched from Woomera, Australia in 1971?

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