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  •   Home > News > Technology

    Rocket Lab has lift off

    New Zealand-based company Rocket Lab has launched their Electron rocket after an attempt on Saturday was called off in the final moments.


    Rocket Lab's test rocket has soared into space from the Mahia Peninsula.

    The New Zealand-based company launched the Electron Rocket on Sunday - after a failed attempt on Saturday when two rogue vessels were spotted in the launch vicinity.

    Rocket Lab's successful launch occurred just after 2.45pm on Sunday and was broadcast live.

    The rocket had a successful insertion into orbit - and the launch represented a significant milestone into how space is accessed, a Rocket Lab spokesman stated during the live broadcast.

    The flight will be the company's second and will carry small Earth-imaging satellites for US companies Planet Labs and Spire Global.

    The company's inaugural test last May reached space but didn't make it into orbit after a communication fault forced the flight to be aborted early.

    While a further attempt in December came within two seconds of lift-off, the countdown was aborted because of "rising liquid oxygen temperatures" not compatible with the afternoon's warm conditions.

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