Rocket Lab Delivers Final Two Tropics Cubesats

Tropics launch.

Credit: NASA
CAPE CANAVERAL—Just ahead of the opening of the 2023 Atlantic hurricane season on June 1, the final two members of a novel cubesat quartet were launched into orbit to track developing storms on a near-hourly basis. A Rocket Lab Electron rocket lifted off from the company’s New Zealand spaceport at...
Irene Klotz

Irene Klotz is Senior Space Editor for Aviation Week, based in Cape Canaveral. Before joining Aviation Week in 2017, Irene spent 25 years as a wire service reporter covering human and robotic spaceflight, commercial space, astronomy, science and technology for Reuters and United Press International.

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