Rocket Lab's latest mission from New Zealand fails


 The latest mission of the American company Rocket Lab, which launched its rockets from New Zealand, has failed.

 The rocket lab said its electron vehicle failed to fly over the Mahiya Peninsula on the northern island.

 It is thought that all payloads carried on the satellite have been destroyed.

 These included Canon Electronics of Japan and Planet Labs Inc. of California's Imaging Spacecraft, a technology demonstration platform for InSpace missions, a UK startup.

 Rocket Lab CEO Peter Beck has apologized to his customers.

 He said on Twitter: "I am very sad that we failed to provide the satellite to our customers today. Rest assured we will find the problem, fix it and get back to the pad soon."

 Rocket Lab has impressed everyone in the space sector since the introduction of the electron vehicle in 2017.

 It was the forerunner of a new wave in the field, one of the aspirants to launch a compact rocket to serve the emerging market for satellites.


 The electron was leaving New Zealand for the 13th time on Saturday. All previous launches were completely successful except for the first one which did not reach its target orbit.

 It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post. The video footage shows that in the second stage, the engine in the rocket typically runs at a speed of 3.8 km per second at an altitude of 192 km for five minutes and 40 seconds, and then the video feed freezes.

 The main equipment to carry the rocket was a Canon Electronics satellite that was part of the company's plan to provide images from a distance of less than a meter on Earth.

 The orbiting imaging spacecraft Planet was trying to send the latest five versions of its satellite into orbit. Since the San Francisco-based company builds and launches a large number of spacecraft, it will be able to overcome this failure more easily.

 But the failure of the electron for the new company 'In Space Mission' is a cause of great frustration. Its Faraday-1 was to showcase the company's new services.


 Faraday 1 was a kind of 'car pool' satellite that allowed a third party to build a complete spacecraft or fly payloads into orbit without providing funding. All they need to do is rent a seat in the spacecraft.

 European aerospace giant Airbus also booked a setbook in Faraday-1 to test new radio technology.

 In addition to radio frequency surveys, the Prometheus instrument monitors planetary hazards and the activities of military radars.

 The Borden, Hampshire-based InSpace company tweeted: "The InSpace team is saddened by this news. For two years, the incredible work of the engineers went up in smoke. It was a very small spacecraft. "

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