Tag Archives: Rocket Lab

NorthStar Finds New Launch Provider

Northstar Earth & Space

After Virgin Orbit recently folded, NorthStar Earth & Space was in need of a new launch provider to get its first group of satellites launched this year. Today they announced that Rocket Lab would be their ride to space.

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Rocket Lab’s launch of the CAPSTONE mission to the Moon will feature new capabilities


Rocket Lab's now well-known for their Electron Rockets, and one of them is about to carry NASA and Advanced Space’s Cislunar Autonomous Positioning System Technology Operations and Navigation Experiment (CAPSTONE) mission on the first leg of its trip to the Moon.  It’s Rocket Lab’s new Photon vehicle and its HyperCurie engine that will bring CAPSTONE the rest of the way, though, and Photon’s maiden voyage …

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Rocket Lab inaugurates new launch pad, announces Neutron rocket manufacturing complex

Rocket Lab launch of the he Owl's Night Continues launch on March 1, 2022 (NZST)

New Zealand-based launch company Rocket Lab announced on Feb 23rd that they’d officially opened a new orbital launch pad in New Zealand for their Electron rockets. The new “Pad B,” located near their original pad at Rocket Lab’s Launch Complex 1, is an important step towards Rocket Lab’s goal to become a premier player in the growing SmallSat launch market. 

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MDA signs contract with Globalstar for 17 satellites that could be worth upwards of $545M


MDA has signed a contract with Globalstar as the prime contractor for 17 satellites to replenish its constellation and includes an option for an additional nine satellites. It also started a noteworthy partnership with Rocket Lab. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology and more. Support independent journalism. SUBSCRIBE TODAY

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Rocket Lab wins contract to launch innovative NASA solar sail

NASA Advanced Composite Solar Sail System (ACS3)

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.  This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, …

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