Rocket Lab takes crucial step to reusability

Rocket Lab recovers its Electron rocket first stage in its effort towards rocket reusability. Credit: Rocket Lab.

On its latest launch Friday, Nov. 20, Rocket Lab successfully launched its 16th mission with 30 small satellites and recovered the first stage booster of its Electron rocket. On a call with journalists, Rocket Lab CEO Peter Beck outlined what the recovery means for the company.

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Boucher is an entrepreneur, writer, editor & publisher. He is the founder of SpaceQ Media Inc. and CEO and co-founder of SpaceRef Interactive LLC. Boucher has 20+ years working in various roles in the space industry and a total of 30 years as a technology entrepreneur including creating Maple Square, Canada's first internet directory and search engine.