Science/Tech | space.com
19 December 2018
New Zealand-founded spaceflight startup Rocket Lab has launched 13 tiny satellites on its first-ever mission for NASA, just a month after acing its first commercial flight.
All of the payloads separated from the Electron’s “kick…
Science/Tech | Economist (The)
10 April 2018
“The Māhia Peninsula has been a holidaymakers’ haven for decades. It offers sandy beaches, hot springs and scenic trails. And, for those of a technological mindset, it also offers the world’s first private orbital-rocket-launching…
Science/Tech | Xinhua
3 October 2017
New Zealand’s first orbital launch site, Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1, on the Mahia Peninsula has been officially opened by New Zealand Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce.
Joyce congratulated Rocket Lab’s chief executive and founder…
Business | Bloomberg
3 July 2017
Rocket Lab founder Peter Beck was more productive than most teenagers. He spent much of his youth tinkering in the family’s garage workshop in small-town New Zealand, amid welding and milling equipment.
At 15 he…
Science/Tech | Guardian (The)
29 May 2017
Rocket Lab, a Silicon Valley-funded space launch company, has just launched the maiden flight of its battery-powered, 3D-printed rocket Electron from New Zealand’s remote Mahia Peninsula.
“Made it to space. Team delighted,” Rocket Lab said…
Innovation | Wall Street Journal (The)
19 January 2017
New Zealand has become the unlikely frontier in a drive to open a private rocket-launch site, servicing a soaring market for tiny satellites, many the size of a shoebox, Rob Taylor reports for the…