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Rocket Lab Opens First US Launch Complex in Virginia; Peter Beck Quoted

Rocket Lab Opens First US Launch Complex in Virginia; Peter Beck Quoted - top government contractors - best government contracting event
Rocket Lab Opens First US Launch Complex in Virginia; Peter Beck Quoted - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Rocket Lab has opened its second launch complex located on Wallops Island near NASA's flight facility in Virginia, TechCrunch reported Friday.

Launch Complex 2 serves as the company's first launch site in the U.S., with all 10 of its previous launches taking place at LC-1 in New Zealand.

Rocket Lab plans to use the new launch facility for a U.S. Air Force space test program slated to commence in the second quarter of 2020.

Peter Beck, the company's CEO, said in a press release that Rocket Lab has already provided payload delivery support for the STP program through the Electron launch vehicle at LC-1.

Rocket Lab first announced its list of potential U.S. locations for LC-2 in July 2018. In September, the company completed the installation of a launch platform for the Electron rocket at LC-2.

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