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Rocket Lab Aims to Catch Boosters with Choppers

Rocket Lab Aims to Catch Boosters with Choppers

New Zealand-founded California-based Rocket Lab wants to use a helicopter to “catch” the first stage of its Electron rocket as it floats toward the ground with a parachute, according to Robert Mogg reporting for…

Rocket Lab’s Peter Beck Taking on SpaceX

Rocket Lab’s Peter Beck Taking on SpaceX

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…

Tracking Space Travel from NZ

Tracking Space Travel from NZ

AUT University’s Institute of Radio Astronomy and Space Research (IRASR) was contracted in May to track the re-entry into Earth’s atmosphere of the world’s first privately-owned space craft to the International Space Station (ISS)….