Rocket Lab wins contract to launch innovative NASA solar sail

NASA Advanced Composite Solar Sail System (ACS3). credit: NASA.

Rocket Lab stirred up excitement on October 6th with the announcement that they will be responsible for launching the NASA Advanced Composite Solar Sail System Technology Demonstration Mission (ACS3) through a Phase 3 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract, signalling a further vote of confidence in the fast-growing launch company. 

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Craig is a graduate of Carleton's Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, focused on conflict studies. Naturally, this means he writes on the Internet about gaming, tech, and speculative fiction. He lives in Toronto.