28.2 C
Accra
Friday, January 28, 2022
No menu items!

Rocket Lab successfully launches seventh Electron rocket for ‘Make It Rain’ mission

Must Read

Ex-Nigeria coach Rohr might be a surprise candidate for the Ghana job

By Benjamin Willie Graham Former Nigeria coach, Gernot Rohr could have thrown his hat into the race for the Ghana...

Wearing ”G-Strings” could be problematic- Gynecologist

By Godfred Zina A Gynecologist, Dr. Kennedy Tettey Coffie Brightson, says women could get Virginal infections through the wearing of...

Analysts laud government’s move to cut budgetary expenditure by 20%

By Nathaniel Nartey As part of measures to ensure fiscal consolidation by the government, the expenditure budget of the various...

Private rocket launch startup Rocket Lab has succeeded in launching its ‘Make It Rain’ mission, which took off from the company’s private Launch Complex 1 in New Zealand.

On board Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket (its seventh to launch so far) were multiple satellites flow for various clients in a rideshare arrangement brokered by Rocket Lab client Spaceflight.

Payloads for the launch included a satellite for Spaceflight subsidiary BlackSky, which will join its existing orbital imaging constellation. There was also a CubeSat operated by the Melbourne Space Program, and two Prometheus satellites launched for the U.S. Special Operations Command.

Rocket Lab had to delay launch a couple of times earlier in the week owing to suboptimal launch conditions, but the  mission went off without a hitch at 12:30 AM EDT/4:30 PM NZST.

After successfully lifting off and achieving orbit, Rocket Lab’s Electron also deployed all of its payloads to their target orbits as planned.

Later this year, Rocket Lab hopes to have a second privately owned launch complex fully constructed and operational, located in Virginia on Wallops Island.

The company, founded by engineer Peter Beck, intends to be able to serve both U.S. government and commercial missions as frequently as monthly from this second launch site.

Source: Techcruch

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest News

Ex-Nigeria coach Rohr might be a surprise candidate for the Ghana job

By Benjamin Willie Graham Former Nigeria coach, Gernot Rohr could have thrown his hat into the race for the Ghana...

Wearing ”G-Strings” could be problematic- Gynecologist

By Godfred Zina A Gynecologist, Dr. Kennedy Tettey Coffie Brightson, says women could get Virginal infections through the wearing of wrong underpants. According to him, wearing...

Analysts laud government’s move to cut budgetary expenditure by 20%

By Nathaniel Nartey As part of measures to ensure fiscal consolidation by the government, the expenditure budget of the various Ministries, Departments and Agencies, is...

Ghana FA License D Coaching Course Ends in the Volta Region

Tilda Acorlor The much anticipated Ghana Football Association (GFA) License D Coaching course scheduled for the Volta Region, successfully came to an end last Monday,...

Finance Ministry resolute; Maintains E-Levy at 1.75 %, says any reduction would impact projections

By Rachel Kakraba Deputy Minister of finance, Dr. John Kumah has justified the decision to stop the collection of road tolls in favour of the...

More Articles Like This