The private rocket company Rocket Lab made the 7th successful launch as part of the “Make it Rain” mission, which started on June 29th from the company’s private launch complex in New Zealand.
Lift-off of Rocket Lab’s seventh Electron! The ‘Make It Rain’ mission was launched from Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 at 04:30 UTC on 29 June 2019. All payloads successfully deployed. #OpeningAccessToSpace pic.twitter.com/L5SrSX194z
— Rocket Lab (@RocketLab) 29 июня 2019 г.
There were several satellites from different customers as a payload on the rocket board:
- satellite for BlachSky, a subsidiary of Spaceflight;
- CubeSat satellite for the Melbourne space program;
- two “Prometheu” satellites for the US Army.
Rocket Lab initially postponed this launch a couple of times due to not optimal conditions, but on June 29th at 12:30 pm Eastern time, everything went smoothly.
The company plans to build a second start-up complex by the end of this year, in order to be able to do more launches. Rocket Lab was founded in 2006 by engineer Peter Beck, the company serves both government and private missions.
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