Rocket Lab Launches NROL-123 Mission in 4th US Liftoff Written 21 March 2024


Rocket Lab Electron rocket launch, March 21, 2024. | Credit: The Launch Pad; YouTube; Framegrab

SPACE reports, “Rocket Lab launched from the U.S. for the fourth time ever Thursday morning (March 21), sending mystery payloads aloft for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office (NRO).”  The NROL-123 mission, or "Live and Let Fly," as Rocket Lab has designated it, launched at 3:25 a.m. EDT from the company's Launch Complex 2 at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.
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RocketLab Electron 46 | NROL-123
(The Launch Pad; YouTube)