Hints of what Rocket Lab had in mind to follow on its small-satellite Electron launcher program came last year, when the company unveiled an apogee kick stage to more precisely position customers’ spacecraft in orbit.  The full reveal came at this year’s Space Symposium in Colorado Springs April 8-11, when the company announced it was entering the small satellite manufacturing business. The platform, called Photon, is an evolution of the Electron rocket’s restartable ...

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