• A 'very, very sneaky' problem doomed Rocket Lab's 13th space mission, according to the launch startup's month-long investigation with the FAA

    14 days ago - By Business Insider

    A Rocket Lab Electron launch vehicle failed to deliver seven small satellites to orbit on July 4.
    The private firm on Friday shared the results of its investigation with reporters.
    Peter Beck , Rocket Lab's founder CEO, said a single electrical connection in a battery pack overheated and failed, causing the rocket to shut down.
    Beck said Rocket Lab was financially prepared for such a loss and aims to return to flight before the end of August.
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    As Rocket Lab's six-story Electron vehicle thundered off a New Zealand launch pad on July 4, a...
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  • FAA approves Rocket Lab to resume launches after company identified cause of July 4 failure

    FAA approves Rocket Lab to resume launches after company identified cause of July 4 failure

    14 days ago - By CNBC

    Small rocket builder Rocket Lab is going back to the launchpad in August, as it diagnosed the cause of its recent launch failure.
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