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Rocket Lab successfully brings its rocket back to Earth underneath a parachute – The Verge

On November 19th, small satellite launch Rocket Lab launched its Electron rocket from New Zealand and brought the vehicle back to Earth underneath a parachute,…

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A dress rehearsal for reusability
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After launching one of its rockets to orbit on Thursday, small satellite launcher Rocket Lab successfully brought the vehicle back to Earth and landed it gently in the ocean underneath a series of parachutes. The maneuver was part of an intricate dress rehearsal, meant to practice nearly all of the steps Rocket Lab will take to recover and reuse its rockets in the future.
Rocket Labs primary rocket is the Electron, aimed at launching batches of…

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