Rocket Lab Satellite launches filling up fast

Rocket Lab Satellite launches filling up fast

12 August 2015

Space race trailblazer Rocket Lab is selling slots to send satellites into orbit for as little as US$50,000 (NZ$76,000).

Founded in New Zealand with offices in Auckland and Los Angeles, Rocket Lab is aiming to make space more accessible and affordable using its 18-metre carbon composite rocket Electron.

Rocket Lab chief executive Peter Beck said the first Electron test flight was scheduled for the end of 2015, and would probably be launched in Canterbury.

But already companies were booking spots on missions to send satellites into space.

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