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With a mighty roar, Rocket Lab blasts off to space
Success! It definitely was business time for Rocket Lab yesterday as its Electron launch vehicle blasted off from the Māhia Peninsula yesterday (November 11).
12 Nov 18
AU startup hitches a ride to space with Rocket Lab
Rocket Lab and Australian IoT startup Fleet Space Technologies have signed a contract to launch two Proxima IoT satellites this month.
07 Nov 18
William Shatner opens Rocket Lab's latest NZ base
Rocket Lab says it will be able to build an Electron rocket every week.
16 Oct 18
LeoLabs space-tracking tech is coming to Central Otago
Central Otago is going to become home to one of the first radars in the Southern Hemisphere to track small satellites and space debris.
03 Oct 18
Canterbury Uni researcher on a mission to advance rocket technology
“It is a long-term solution to make it easier, faster and cheaper to launch a rocket, making technology that relies on this more accessible."
30 Jul 18
Soul Machines and Rocket Lab founders to be recognised at Kea Awards
The Awards are an opportunity to recognise the very best among New Zealand’s community of Kiwi innovators, entrepreneurs and business leaders.
30 May 18
Rocket Lab preparing to launch miniature NASA satellites
The launch will carry research and development payloads from NASA and educational institutions that will conduct a variety of new, on-orbit science.
01 May 18
It's business time, Rocket Lab prepares for its first commercial launch
The mission includes manifested payloads for Spire Global and GeoOptics.
09 Apr 18
Rocket Lab deploys NZ-built and designed satellite into orbit
The Humanity Star will orbit the Earth for approximately 9 months before its orbit starts to decay and it's pulled back into Earth’s gravity.
25 Jan 18
Rocket Lab’s test flight reaches orbit and deploys payloads
Rocket Lab currently has five Electron vehicles in production, with the next launch expected to take place in early 2018.
22 Jan 18
Rocket Lab announces second test launch window on Mahia Peninsula
Still Testing is the second of three test launches planned from Launch Complex 1 ahead of commercial operations.
04 Dec 17
Callaghan Innovation congratulates NZ Innovation Awards winners
“Let’s be bold, disrupt the disruptors by being future-focused, and embrace the opportunities this new era.”
20 Oct 17
Rocket Lab to fly Planet and Spire satellites on second test flight
“Carrying a test payload marks a significant milestone for the Electron programme, enabling Rocket Lab to gather crucial data,” says CEO Peter Beck.
27 Sep 17
Contractor equipment at fault for Rocket Lab Electron launch termination
The issue has been resolved and Rocket Lab has authorised the production of four additional launch vehicles as it prepares for commercial operations.
08 Aug 17
How Callaghan Innovation's $244m revenue is shaping Kiwi innovation
Callaghan Innovation's 2015-2016 Annual Report is scheduled for Parliament, and it puts forward some of the most grand successes for Kiwi innovation.
28 Sep 16
Rocket Lab gets Airways tick of approval to launch electron rocket
“It’s great to see a New Zealand founded organisation taking a world-leading role in the rocket technology sector."
12 Sep 16
Space Jam? Not in this universe…
A man of the universe with star credibility to match, when Rocket Lab founder Peter Beck says there’s space in space, he means it.
05 Aug 14
World-first as Kiwi aerospace firm sends businesses to infinity and beyond...
Auckland-based Aerospace company Rocket Lab has plans to revolutionise the global space industry, by making it easier for companies to launch small satellites into orbit.
29 Jul 14