Rocket Lab Shows Off Neutron Rocket

Long Beach-based rocket developer Rocket Lab showed off details of its new Neutron Rocket on Thursday, saying its new, larger is designed to put up as much as 15,000 kilograms to low earth orbit. The company said that, in reusable mode, the rocket will carry up to 8,000 kilograms to low earth orbit. Rocket Lab is looking to move up in the world, launching larger payloads to space then the company's current ability to put smaller cubesats to space. Rocket Lab is looking to launch its first Neutron rocket by 2024.