Rocket Lab set for first launch of Electron rocket with 3D printed engine

Rocket Lab set for first launch of Electron rocket with 3D printed engine

Californian company Rocket Lab will launch its first Electron rocket into space this week, equipped with a 3D printed Rutherford engine. Launching from the Mahia peninsula on the East coast of New Zealand, the Electron rocket is set to be the first to launch from the country – which has never had a space program. If testing is successful, it will certainly not be the last rocket to launch from the area, as the company hopes to send several more by the end of 2017. Rocket Lab received $75 million in investment funding earlier this year, giving the startup […]

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