LOS ANGELES - California-based space startup Rocket Lab successfully conducted a second test flight of its Electron low-cost rocket from its New Zealand launch facility on Jan. 21, clearing the way for the start of commercial operations later this year. The second orbital vehicle, dubbed “Still Testing,” blasted off at 2:43 p.m. local time from Rocket Lab’s Launch Complex 1 on New Zealand’s Māhia Peninsula. Although still classed as an experimental mission, the ...

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