New Zealand: The next major space hub?

New Zealand: The next major space hub?

The Electron Rocket is designed to deliver payloads into orbits for US$4.9 million Is New Zealand poised to become the world’s next center for space commerce? If events of the next week or so pan out, the answer is yes. Between now and June 1, aerospace company Rocket Lab plans to conduct the inaugural launch of its Electron rocket from its Launch Complex 1 on New Zealand’s North Island. If successful, it will mark the first launch of a craft into space from the Southern Hemisphere. Founded in 2006, US-based Rocket Lab hopes to turn the sleepy little Mahia […]

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