Rocket Lab Delivers Classified Payload For NRO

Credit: Rocket Lab
California-based Rocket Lab kicked off what it hopes will be a monthly cadence of launches with a classified mission for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), a flight that also demonstrated a guided re-entry of the Electron first stage booster as the company works to make its small...
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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