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Rocket Lab Gets NASA Certification for Launch Vehicle; Peter Beck Quoted


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.

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Orbital ATK’s Minotaur C Rocket Brings 10 Planet Labs Remote Sensing Satellites Into Orbit

Planet Labs’ 10 remote sensing satellites took off Tuesday aboard the Orbital ATK-built Minotaur C rocket that launched at 2:37 p.m. Pacific time from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Four Planet’s Dove satellites launched into sun-synchronous orbit approximately 350 miles above the Earth following the deployment of six SkySat spacecraft into space, Orbital …

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GMV, PLD Space Enter Investment Agreement to Develop Space Launchers

International technology conglomerate GMV has entered into an investment agreement with PLD Space to further develop the latter’s small launch vehicles. PLD Space said Monday it will collaborate with GMV to develop the flight software, guidance, navigation, telemetry and control systems of the ARION 1 and ARION 2 rockets. GMV’s endorsement helped PLD Space raise $7 million through …

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