What went wrong on the maiden launch of Rocket Lab’s 3D printed rocket?

What went wrong on the maiden launch of Rocket Lab's 3D printed rocket?

On May 25, 2017, New Zealand aerospace company Rocket Lab launched its first 3D printed, battery-powered rocket into space, an event which gained much media attention across the globe. Now, however, details of the mission have come to light that show that something went wrong with the launch, causing the rocket to fall back to Earth. The rocket, developed by Rocket Lab with support from Silicon Valley , was launched from the the company’s Mahia Peninsula base on May 25. Within four minutes of the launch and at 224 kilometers in the air, the Rocket Lab team says there […]

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