Rocket Lab launches another two BlackSky satellites for its final 2021 mission

by | Dec 9, 2021 | commercial launch services, Launches, Satellites, Seradata News

Rocket Lab has completed the second of three contracted missions for Earth imaging company BlackSky on 9 December. The launch saw the Electron rocket carrying a pair of BlackSky satellites lift-off from its launch site on the North Island, New Zealand, at 0002 GMT. The mission had a launch window stretching from 7 – 19 December (GMT) and suffered a one-day weather-related delay.

The Electron rocket lifts-off carrying its two payloads to orbit. Courtesy of Rocket Lab

 

The mission was organised through launch arranger Spaceflight Inc. The remaining launch of this triple set is now expected to take place in early 2022.

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