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Rocket Lab’s 13th launch ends in failure, after rocket experiences problem mid-flight

05/07/2020

Rocket Lab’s 13th mission to space ended in failure on Saturday, after the company’s rocket experienced some kind of problem after launching to space. As a result, Rocket Lab lost its rocket, as well as all the satellites it carried on board.

The company’s Electron rocket successfully took off at 5:19PM ET from Rocket Lab’s primary launch facility on the Mahia Peninsula in New Zealand. The launch seemed to proceed just fine for the first crucial minutes, but about six minutes into the launch, live video from the rocket stalled. At that point, Rocket Lab’s livestream indicated that the rocket started to lose speed and drop in altitude.

The company eventually cut the livestream. Afterward, Rocket Lab revealed that the Electron rocket had…

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