Watch Rocket Lab launch Electron from US soil for the first time
After multiple delays due to inclement weather and high winds, Rocket Lab is poised to launch its first mission from Virginia today, with a two-hour launch window opening at 6 p.m. EST. The mission is
Rocket Lab’s first mission from Virginia delayed until 2023
We’re going to have to wait a little longer for Rocket Lab’s American debut. The company, which is headquartered in Los Angeles, was due to launch a trio of satellites for radio-frequency
Max Q: A week of firsts
In this issue: A first for NASA's Artemis program… and Japanese firm ispace; news from Quantum Space, and more.
Watch Rocket Lab attempt a mid-air Electron rocket booster recovery live
Update: After a nominal launch and payload deployment, Rocket Lab was unable to attempt a mid-air catch with the helicopter. Instead, the company will recover the booster from the ocean when it splas
Rocket Lab will attempt to catch an Electron rocket booster with a helicopter again
Rocket Lab is gearing up for a second attempt to catch a rocket booster mid-air using a helicopter, a technique the company is hoping to perfect after a partially successful recovery earlier this year
Astrix Astronautics’ Fia Jones on wooing Peter Beck to launch her startup
Astrix has figured out how to use inflation to deploy a very large surface area from a compact volume, which allows for ease of access to power in isolated spaces.
When fundraising, New Zealand startup founders should play the ‘Kiwi card’
We spoke to two founders and two investors to nail down the top tips for New Zealand founders looking to put their mark on the markets.
How Rocket Lab questions the fundamentals of building both rockets and launch companies
"You've got to help create this environment that ultimately you want to participate and thrive in."
Rocket Lab reimagines rocket design with its Neutron launch vehicle
Rocket Lab finally pulled the cover off its Neutron rocket, a medium-lift vehicle that CEO Peter Beck calls “a rocket of 2050,” as the company looks to take a greater share of the launch market cu
Rocket Lab aims to catch Electron rocket booster mid-air with a helicopter next year
Fresh on the heels of Rocket Lab’s third successful booster recovery, CEO Peter Beck said the next step will be attempting to catch the booster mid-air using a helicopter, likely within the first ha
Rocket Lab’s Peter Beck is coming to TC Sessions: Space 2021
Rocket Lab is on the verge of entering a new era in its historic journey as a provider of private rocket launch services: The company’s next flight includes its first attempt to recover one of i
Save $100 with an early-bird pass to TC Sessions: Space 2021
We’re launching our second TC Sessions: Space conference dedicated to space startups on December 14-15. Yep, this event requires two days to delve into a rapidly growing industry that not only inclu
Peter Beck says Rocket Lab actively prepared for interplanetary missions ‘from day one’
Rocket Lab long ago graduated from underdog launch provider to industry heavyweight (with funding to match). Now the company is planning to go to the moon, Mars and Venus in the next decade.
Rocket Lab’s Peter Beck will discuss taking a company interplanetary at Disrupt 2021
Building an orbital launch business from scratch is no simple matter, but what if that business is just a stepping stone to a vertically integrated, interplanetary space company? Rocket Lab founder Pe
Rocket Lab’s order backlog tops $141M as the company inks five-launch deal with Kinéis
It was a busy first half of the year for U.S.-New Zealand company Rocket Lab, which posted earnings for the first six months of 2021 on Wednesday — the first such reporting since the company wen
Rocket Lab boosts its space systems division in quest to become an ‘end-to-end space company’
Peter Beck hasn’t been shy about his intention to grow Rocket Lab into more than just a launch provider, but a fully vertically integrated space company that makes spacecraft in addition to sending
Peter Beck on Rocket Lab’s public listing debut, space SPACs and the Neutron rocket
Peter Beck’s earliest memory is standing outside with his father in his hometown of Invercargill, New Zealand, looking up at the stars and being told that there could very well be people on planets
Max Q: Selling space
Max Q is a weekly newsletter from TechCrunch all about space. Sign up here to receive it weekly on Mondays in your inbox. This week actually includes two, since I was out last week for a Canadian nati
Rocket Lab to recover the booster from its next Electron launch as it pursues reusability
Rocket Lab is preparing for its next launch, currently set to take place in May from its launch facility in New Zealand. The payload for the flight are two satellites to join BlackSky’s Earth ob
Rocket Lab CEO Peter Beck explains why the company needs a bigger rocket, and why it’s going public to build it
Rocket Lab packed a ton of news into Monday to kick off this week: It’s going public via a SPAC merger, for one, and it’s also building a new, larger launch vehicle called Neutron to suppo