Rocket Lab’s first launch of 2019 lifts a DARPA experiment into orbit

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Update: Mission Success!

Mission success! Great kick stage burn and final orbit. Perfect flight!

— Peter Beck (@Peter_J_Beck) March 29, 2019

Rocket Lab, the Kiwi operation working on breaking into the launch industry with small but frequent launches, has its first launch of the year today, due to take off in just a few minutes. Tune in below!

The company recently, after the numerous delays endemic to the launch industry, made its first real commercial launches, which spurred a $140 million investment. It is now working on increasing launch cadence and building enough rockets to do so.

Rocket Lab CEO Peter Beck was onstage at Disrupt SF not long ago talking about the new space economy.


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