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Rocket Laboratory Simply Introduced Its First Commercial Rocket Into Orbit

Rocket Laboratory Simply Introduced Its First Commercial Rocket Into Orbit

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The rocket took six satellites into orbitRocket Lab Rocket Lab has successfully launched its third rocket, its first fully commercial flight and a key milestone for the fledgling company. Their Electron rocket, nicknamed “It’s Business Time”, lifted off from the company’s Launch Complex 1 on New Zealand’s Māhia Peninsula at 10.50pm Eastern time yesterday. Nine…
See a satellite play Spider-Man and net area scrap in orbit

See a satellite play Spider-Man and net area scrap in orbit

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The RemoveDebris satellite shortly after its June deployment from the ISS. Ricky Arnold/NASA Space junk is the nebulous term given to defunct satellites, rocket bits and other assorted debris clogging up orbital paths around Earth.  The RemoveDebris satellite research project just successfully tested out one method of dealing with flying junk: snag it with a…

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