Those include two ship-tracking satellites for Spire Global; a small climate- and environment-monitoring satellite for GeoOptics; a small probe built by high school students in Irvine, California; and a demonstration version of a drag sail that would pull defunct satellites out of orbit.
Private space sports are a rarity, and Rocket Lab's is the only one that is seeing regular use.
Rocket Lab's 57-foot-tall (17 meters) Electron booster is scheduled to rise off the pad at the company's New Zealand launch site Saturday at 10 p.m. EST (0300 GMT and 4 p.m. local New Zealand time on November 11), on a mission dubbed "It's Business Time".
On board was seven spacecraft, which mostly comprised of small satellites and one drag sail called NABEO, which is created to deorbit inactive, small satellites to help reduce space junk.
The mission, called It's Business Time (It's time for business), was postponed several times due to technical and weather problems.
Rocket Lab's founder Peter Beck said today it was a flawless flight, and the launch marks a new era in space technology.
Rocket Lab recently moved into a new headquarters in Auckland where it has both mission control and a factory for producing rockets.
We will remind, in October, the company SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 with the Argentine satellite. "It's a very serious business", said CEO Peter Beck.
North Korea not giving up its nuclear weapons any time soon According to "Yonhap", North Korea contains about 160 border posts along the remaining 250-km border, and South Korea - about 60. Russian Federation and China have both resumed trade with North Korea after noting its improved relationship with the US.
A scrappy American rocket startup just set the bar in the red-hot market for companies that launch small satellites.
Rocket Lab are also constructing a second pad on the East Coast of the US.
The company's nearest competitors in the small rocket sector, including Virgin Orbit and Stratolaunch, now face even more pressure to get into orbit.
There are seven payloads, all small satellites.
That means while Rocket Lab is capital-intensive, it's still has nothing on Space X's constant need for external capital raising.
Rocket Lab, however, now has a clear edge in the race to cheap space with most of the other companies still being in the prototyping and testing stage of their operations.
In comparison, 83 successful launches were made worldwide in 2017, of which 64 operated by commercial companies and the rest by space nations like China, India and Russian Federation.
The State Department did not say whether they viewed the base as a violation of any agreements with the United States. North Korea has said it closed its Punggye-ri nuclear testing site and the Sohae missile engine test facility.
Facebook users trying to reach their favorite social media site may be encountering an error message on this Monday afternoon. Affected areas include the east coast of the US, Mexico, Brazil and Peru, according to Down Detector .
Palestinian health officials said that two people were killed and three others wounded in the Israeli strikes, Reuters reports. Residents in Gaza were shocked on Monday, telling MEE that they never imagined Israeli forces would enter the enclave.
He sued Marvel Entertainment in 2002 for unpaid royalties tied to the first "Spider-Man" movie, later receiving $10 million. He only appears on screen for a few seconds, but how can you not love Stan Lee calling Peter Parker a "punk"? R.I.P.
A spokesman for the Irish Aviation Authority told the Irish Times it was investigating the incident and would file a report. He confirmed that there were " multiple objects following the same sort of trajectory " which was all very bright.
But they are riding the same emotional roller-coaster as the estimated 2.3 million voters who will have decided the race. The early election results dropped at 8 p.m. that election night six years ago.
They rallied under a banner that said "Trump War" and slammed policies such as USA help for the Saudi-led war in Yemen. The Battle of Belleau Wood was a critical conflict in the war and a pivotal encounter in Marine Corps history.
President Donald Trump issued an emergency declaration providing federal funding for Butte, Ventura and Los Angeles counties. Of those killed, five people were found in or near a vehicle and the other four were found in or outside a home.
You can check if your model is eligible on the web, and get Apple to swap out the drive for you, again free of charge. The company will also email customers who have registered their devices with Apple to inform them about the program.
While a Nandi Puja was performed at Deepika's residence in Bengaluru, a Haldi ceremony was held at Ranveer's house in Mumbai . Ranveer's stylist Nitasha Gaurav is also among the excited lot who can't keep calm over the biggest wedding of the year.
The Cardinals (2-6) earned their second win of the year before last week's bye when the team beat the 49ers 18-15. The streak fell one short of the league record of nine games held by Drew Brees , who reached the mark twice.
The former Chelsea boss was one of the favourites to replace Julen Lopetegui, who was sacked by Madrid two weeks ago. Let us have a look at the predicted eleven of Real Madrid . "I want to be a part of it".
Putin says had good conversation with Trump in Paris
The comments were the latest hint that European leaders were looking to wean themselves off an overreliance on US support. Putin said the two leaders agreed to a request from French officials not to overshadow the war remembrance ceremony.
California’s Camp Fire Deadliest In State History
Federal fire and weather data show the years with the most acres burned were generally a degree warmer than average. Crews are continuing to search for bodies in the smoldering ruins, with almost 230 people unaccounted for.
Pokemon Detective Pikachu Movie Trailer
You need to see it to believe it, but the first trailer for the live-action Pokemon movie, Detective Pikachu , has arrived. Ryan Reynolds will voice Pikachu in Detective Pikachu , which comes out in 2019.
RIP and Excelsior, Stan Lee
Lee was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center from his home in Hollywood Hills early Monday morning. He added that Lee was "a true Hero, Inspiration and the ultimate Gentleman!".
In Paradise, on the search for life after Camp Fire
In Northern California, the offshore winds that had been whipping the area for days are expected to die down Monday, Hennen said. Despite the outage on the transmission line in Pulga, investigators at Cal Fire haven't determined a cause for the Camp Fire .
Czech Kvitova to miss first day of Fed Cup final
Although Kvitova missed the opening day's match, she still might recover in time for the reverse singles on Sunday. Strycova was the first in action at a sold-out O2 Arena having revealed this will be her final Fed Cup tie.
Avengers 4 might be MCUs longest movie ever, Joe Russo
Now the latest information that the directors have shared is that Avengers 4 could be the Marvel movie with the longest runtime. Talking about the post-production of the film he revealed, " We're about halfway through the editing process ".
Alabama 'D' leads the way in shutout of MSU
Alabama's defense allowed fewer than two yards per carry for the fourth straight game, which it had never done under Saban. No Mississippi State player caught more than two passes, and Fitzgerald finished 11-of-20 through the air.