Rocket Lab Recovers First Stage Booster After BlackSky Launch Written 19 November 2021


Rocket Lab Electron rocket | Credit: Aerospace America; AIAA–©

Spaceflight Now reports that Rocket Lab “launched two small BlackSky optical Earth-imaging satellites Wednesday from New Zealand, the first of three straight Electron rocket flights for the U.S. remote sensing company.” For the third time, Rocket Lab was able to retrieve “the launch vehicle’s first stage booster.”
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