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Electron disaster explained

Rocket Labs announced last Monday (August 7, 2017) about reasons for disaster of their Electron rocket “It’s a Test” during its maiden flight  performed on May 25, 2017 at New Zealand’s Launch Complex 1 at Mahia Peninsula. First flight of 17 m long rocket (1.2 m of diameter) powered with nine Rutherford engines fueled RP-1/LOX propellant  was performed on May Continue Reading The post Electron disaster explained appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

Electron launched from Launch Complex 1

Rocket Lab managed to launch their first Electron rocket from Launch Complex 1 placed on the Mahia Peninsula in New Zealand. Launch was successful but main objective was not be achieved – Rocket Lab announced in the official statement after mission. This was great day for Rocket Lab, American company with research facilities in the United States and New Zealand. Company’s flagship rocket Continue Reading The post Electron launched from Launch Complex 1 appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

Launch of the Electron rocket delayed

Rocket Lab announced that launch of their light rocket called Electron is delayed due the poor weather conditions at Launch Complex 1 at Māhia Peninsula, New Zealand. Rocket Lab suffers for delay since last Sunday. Maiden flight of the Electron rocket carrying capsule with sensors and scientific equipment was planned originally for 21st May, but due the unstable weather Company Continue Reading The post Launch of the Electron rocket delayed appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

Electron debut planned for Monday

American company Rocket Lab is going to launch their Electron rocket this week using New Zealand’s latest launch complex placed on Mahia Peninsula near North Island. This will be real test of alternative approach for rocket design. Electron is lightweight small launch vehicle made mostly of aircraft alloys and carbon fiber and equipped with nine Rutherford rocket engines with significant number Continue Reading The post Electron debut planned for Monday appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]