Saturday, May 27, 2017

Private Space Market Heating Up

Rocket Lab's Electron rocket reaches space, but not orbit, in first test flight

LOS ANGELES — Small-satellite launch company Rocket Lab said its Electron rocket made it to space but did not reach orbit in its first test flight, as the Huntington Beach firm and other small-rocket startups inch closer to commercial operations. The Electron rocket lifted off at 9:20 p.m. Pacific time Wednesday from Rocket Lab's private launch…