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

The CAPSTONE CubeSat

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 TO BUILD 17 SATELLITES TO ENHANCE GLOBALSTAR’S LEO CONSTELLATION

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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Canadian company Sinclair Interplanetary boosts Rocket Lab’s fortunes

Reaction wheels developed by Rocket Lab Canadian acquisition Sinclair Interplanetary

It's been 18 months since Canada's Sinclair Interplanetary was acquired by the quickly growing Rocket Lab, which is known for launching small satellites in New Zealand and soon, in the United States as well. 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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Canadian Spaceport Report – Northern Private Capital expressed an interest in Nova Scotia spaceport

Canadian Spaceport Report - From left to right: Joseph Hasay, United Paradyne; Andrew Lapham, Northern Private Capital; and Steve Matier, Maritime Launch Services (MLS)

This is the first edition of the Canadian Spaceport Report, the renamed report for our previous series we called the Canadian Spaceport Launch Vehicle Power Rankings. Among the updates in this report is news concerning Maritime Launch Services (MLS) and we've also learned that Northern Private Capital visited Yuzhnoye Design Office with MLS. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven …

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