Rocket Lab has received Category 1 certification from NASA for its Electron launch vehicle. The certification was awarded after Rocket Lab's Electron vehicle delivered 13 NASA CubeSats to orbit in December 2018 as part of the ELaNa-19 mission and following the completion of a review of the company's rocket production processes and facilities in 2019, the company said Tuesday.
Rocket Lab launched 10 cubesats into space on Sunday morning as part of its Venture Class Launch Services agreement with NASA. The company said Sunday its Electron rocket lifted off with the small research satellites at 1:33 a.m. Eastern time in Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand. Three NASA centers, one middle school and seven universities built the cubesats through the Educational […] More