Rocket Lab recovered the first stage from its failed May 15 launch, a silver lining for its reusability program

Rocket Lab may have experienced mission failure and total payload loss during the company’s 20th planned mission on May 15, but it wasn’t all bad news, the company said in an update Monday. Importantly, the Electron rocket’s first stage — which contains nine Rutherford engines — performed as designed and did not contribute to the … Continue reading Rocket Lab recovered the first stage from its failed May 15 launch, a silver lining for its reusability program