Rocket Lab’s Smallsat Launcher Enters Commercial Service

Credit: Rocket Lab
Rocket Lab’s Electron is not the first commercial small-satellite launcher—that chapter in space history is reserved for Orbital Sciences Corp., predecessor to Orbital ATK, which in 1990 debuted the air-launched Pegasus rocket. But Electron, designed to carry payloads of 220-496 lb. (100-225 kg)...

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