Rocket Lab achieved the first test flight of their innovative Electron rocket, named ‘It’s a test’ on 25 May 2017. Here we have collated some media articles around this launch for the students of Room 13 at Napier Central School who are researching this for a class project.
Private rocketeers secretly put a "star" into orbit, and it will be visible from earth
FANCY LITTERING Private rocketeers snuck their own “star” into orbit, and it will be visible from earth - QUARTZ ARTICLE
The Humanity Star - WEBSITE. The official website for NZs first satellite. Learn about the satellite and track it here.
NZ in space - RNZ PODCAST. In this special Our Changing World feature, we find out about New Zealand in space.
Rocket Lab will be carrying satellites from firm that has helped watch North Korea
Rocket Lab will be carrying satellites from firm that has helped watch North Korea - MSM ARTICLE.
NZ’s leap into the space race - NEWS ARTICLE OCT 2017 With New Zealand’s entry into the space race has come our very own space agency. Sam Sachdeva spoke to NZ Space Agency head Peter Crabtree about the challenges of entering orbit and where the industry is headed next.
Our mission is to remove barriers to commercial space. The Electron Program was founded on the belief that small payloads require dedicated small launch vehicles and flexibility.
'It's Business Time' - Rocket Lab shipping Electron satellite launch vehicle to NZ - TVNZ ITEM
Rocket Lab's 'Humanity Star' is New Zealand first satellite - NZ HERALD ARTICLE
Rocket Lab makes it into orbit, nears commercial operations
Rocket Lab makes it into orbit, nears commercial operations - Ars Technica article
Rocket Lab to try second test launch again from January 20
Rocket Lab to try second test launch again from January 20 - MSM ARTICLE.
RocketLab says second trial flight will carry payloads
RocketLab says second trial flight will carry payloads - NEWSPAPER ARTICLE. Rocket Lab will fly payloads for satellites on its next test flight. The company said its Electron orbital launch vehicle would carry two Earth-imaging Dove satellites for satellite imagery firm Planet and two Lemur-2 satellites from satellite data firm Spire for weather mapping and ship traffic tracking. Oct 2017