Tag: rocketlab

  • 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…

  • Rocket Lab Acquires Planetary Systems Corporation

    Long Beach-based rocket launch provider Rocket Lab said late Monday that it has acquired Planetary Systems Corporation (PSC), a Maryland-based company developing spacecraft separation systems. According to Rocket Lab, it will pay $42M in cash and 1,720…

  • Rocket Lab Acquires Advanced Solutions

    Long Beach-based space launch provider Rocket Lab said on Tuesday that it has acquired Advanced Solutions, Inc., a Colorado-based aerospace engineering which provides space software, mission simulation and test systems. According to Rocket Lab, it is p…

  • Rocket Lab Hits The Nasdaq

    Long Beach-based Rocket Lab is the region’s newest, public company, after completing a deal with a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) this morning. The company–which rang the Nasdaq opening bell this morning–merged with Vector Acquisition Cor…

  • Rocket Lab Expecting To Be Public By Wednesday

    Long beach-based Rocket Lab is expecting to be a public company by Wednesday, thanks to a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) merger with Vector Acquisition Corporation, the two said this morning. According to the two, Rocket Lab will be renamed…

  • Rocket Lab Wins NASA Lunar Mission

    Long Beach-based Rocket Lab says it has scored a contract from NASA, to launch a payload to the moon. According to Rocket Lab, it will launch the CAPSTONE mission to the Moon from its launch complex in New Zealand, in Q4 of 2021, its first launch to th…

  • Rocket Lab Successfully Launches Military Satellite

    Long Beach-based Rocket Lab has successfully launched a military satellite back into space, on a quick recovery from a failed mission in May. The launch–for the U.S. Space Force–launched at 6pm NZ time from New Zealand. The satellite, called “Monolit…

  • Rocket Lab Plans Space Force Launch On Thursday

    Long Beach-based Rocket Lab is getting set for a launch for the U.S. Space Force (USSF), in a few short hours, on Thursday in New Zealand, according to the company. The company said it is launching a research and development satellite into low Earth or…

  • Rocket Lab Approved To Resume Launches Again

    Long Beach-based Rocket Lab has been approved to resume launching its rockets into space, after a brief pause following a failed launch three weeks ago. Accordign to Rocket Lab, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has given it permission to resum…

  • Rocket Lab Fails To Launch, Destroys Two Satellites

    A weekend launch by Long Beach-based rocket developer Rocket Lab has destroyed two satellites, in what the company described as an “issue” with its stage two rocket. The launch on Saturday from Rocket Lab’s Launch Complex 1 in New Zealand occurred just…