Rocket Lab Electron Carries 10 Smallsats Into Orbit

Credit: Rocket Lab

A Rocket Lab Electron small-satellite launcher lifted off from the company’s New Zealand launch complex on Oct. 28 carrying nine Earth-imaging SuperDove cubesats for Planet and a tech demo for Canon Electronics. Electron’s nine liquid-fueled Rutherford engines ignited at 5:21 p.m. EDT (10:21 a.m...

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