News Archive / Tagged: Rutherford
On Sunday, January 21, at 2:43 p.m. NZDT (01:43 GMT), Rocket Lab successfully completed the second test flight of the company's Electron rocket from their own Launch Complex 1 on the Māhia Peninsula in New Zealand.
Less than three months after finishing its private space launch site on New Zealand’s Mahia Peninsula, U.S.-based Rocket Lab announced flight qualification and acceptance of the company’s Electron booster has been completed.
On Monday, March 21, aerospace startup Rocket Lab announced that its Rutherford engine, named for the New Zealand-born British physicist, has been qualified for flight. This milestone is the latest for the firm who has been working to field their Electron rocket in the middle of this year.