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NZ Space Activity

Discussion in 'Space Technology' started by ngatimozart, Jan 25, 2019.

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  1. ngatimozart

    ngatimozart Super Moderator Staff Member Verified Defense Pro

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    Rocket Lab are launching a DARPA satellite next month from it's Mahia Peninsula launch site. This is after Rock Lab undertook a successful mini-sat launch for NASA recently, also from the Mahia launch site.
     
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    Very interesting that such major US government institutions are expressing such a vote of confidence in Rocket Lab, at this early stage of its commercial launch delivery. Sure, the fact that it's (now) a US company would 'tick the box' for them, but I assume they would still have undertaken a full engineering due diligence.
     
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    Rocket Lab have carved themselves a nice little niche at the low end of the market for the next several years perhaps. StratoLaunch and VirginOrbit are some years behind but are focused on the small.satellite launch market.
     
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    This is all good news :)
     
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    Rocket lab have announced that the Electron is going to be made reusable to assist with launch frequency essentially; The first stage will be caught via Helicopter

     
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    ngatimozart Super Moderator Staff Member Verified Defense Pro

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    You reckon like this :D

     
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    ngatimozart Super Moderator Staff Member Verified Defense Pro

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