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Rocket Lab’s Virginia pad opens for business

Rocket Lab today celebrated the opening of a launch complex on the Virginia coast, half a world away from its first launch pad in New Zealand. The California-based company’s New Zealand-born CEO, Peter Beck, announced that the first liftoff from Launch … Continue reading

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Rocket Lab picks Virginia for second launch site

Rocket Lab officially unveiled its plan to build a commercial launch site at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport on Virginia’s Wallops Island, with liftoffs due to begin in a year. The facility, which will be called Launch Complex 2, provides a … Continue reading

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Antares rocket launches cargo ship after 2-year gap

Orbital ATK’s Antares two-stage rocket sent a robotic Cygnus cargo spaceship on its way to the International Space Station today, nearly two years after a launch pad failure forced an engine overhaul. The Antares rocket blasted off from NASA’s Wallops Fllight … Continue reading

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