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Rocket Lab chooses Siemens to aid in next phase of growth
Rocket Lab plans to implement Siemens hi-tech industrial software to help digitally manage the lifecycle needs of the business.
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New Zealand Schools
Rocket Lab joins Skills Bright Sparks to inspire Kiwi kids
“I’ve been fascinated with space ever since I was a kid but when I was at school, I was told to be ‘realistic’ and bring my ideas back down to Earth,” says Peter Beck. 
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Rocket Lab will reuse its rockets for future launches
Not only will Rocket Lab reuse Electron, it has also opened a scholarship programme.
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Industrial IoT
Fleet Space announces three million sensors on its satellite IoT network
Fleet Space Technologies is preparing to launch an additional ten satellites to meet customer demand.
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Rocket Lab
With a mighty roar, Rocket Lab blasts off to space
Success! It definitely was business time for Rocket Lab yesterday as its Electron launch vehicle blasted off from the Māhia Peninsula yesterday (November 11).
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Network Infrastructure
AU startup hitches a ride to space with Rocket Lab
Rocket Lab and Australian IoT startup Fleet Space Technologies have signed a contract to launch two Proxima IoT satellites this month.
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Space
William Shatner opens Rocket Lab's latest NZ base
Rocket Lab says it will be able to build an Electron rocket every week.
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Space
LeoLabs space-tracking tech is coming to Central Otago
Central Otago is going to become home to one of the first radars in the Southern Hemisphere to track small satellites and space debris.
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University of Canterbury
Canterbury Uni researcher on a mission to advance rocket technology
“It is a long-term solution to make it easier, faster and cheaper to launch a rocket, making technology that relies on this more accessible."
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Awards
Soul Machines and Rocket Lab founders to be recognised at Kea Awards
The Awards are an opportunity to recognise the very best among New Zealand’s community of Kiwi innovators, entrepreneurs and business leaders.
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Startup
Rocket Lab preparing to launch miniature NASA satellites
The launch will carry research and development payloads from NASA and educational institutions that will conduct a variety of new, on-orbit science.
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New Zealand
It's business time, Rocket Lab prepares for its first commercial launch
The mission includes manifested payloads for Spire Global and GeoOptics.
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Startup
Rocket Lab deploys NZ-built and designed satellite into orbit
The Humanity Star will orbit the Earth for approximately 9 months before its orbit starts to decay and it's pulled back into Earth’s gravity.
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Startup
Rocket Lab’s test flight reaches orbit and deploys payloads
Rocket Lab currently has five Electron vehicles in production, with the next launch expected to take place in early 2018.
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Startup
Rocket Lab announces second test launch window on Mahia Peninsula
Still Testing is the second of three test launches planned from Launch Complex 1 ahead of commercial operations.
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Callaghan Innovation
Callaghan Innovation congratulates NZ Innovation Awards winners
“Let’s be bold, disrupt the disruptors by being future-focused, and embrace the opportunities this new era.”
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Rocket Lab
Rocket Lab to fly Planet and Spire satellites on second test flight
“Carrying a test payload marks a significant milestone for the Electron programme, enabling Rocket Lab to gather crucial data,” says CEO Peter Beck.
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Contractor equipment at fault for Rocket Lab Electron launch termination
The issue has been resolved and Rocket Lab has authorised the production of four additional launch vehicles as it prepares for commercial operations.
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Rocketlab’s Peter Beck inducted into World Entrepreneur Hall of Fame
Rocketlab launched their first rocket into space last month and it’s viewed around the world as a very serious player in the rocket business.
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Callaghan Innovation
How Callaghan Innovation's $244m revenue is shaping Kiwi innovation
Callaghan Innovation's 2015-2016 Annual Report is scheduled for Parliament, and it puts forward some of the most grand successes for Kiwi innovation.
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Innovation
Rocket Lab gets Airways tick of approval to launch electron rocket
“It’s great to see a New Zealand founded organisation taking a world-leading role in the rocket technology sector."
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Cloud
Space Jam? Not in this universe…
A man of the universe with star credibility to match, when Rocket Lab founder Peter Beck says there’s space in space, he means it.
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Rocket Lab
World-first as Kiwi aerospace firm sends businesses to infinity and beyond...
Auckland-based Aerospace company Rocket Lab has plans to revolutionise the global space industry, by making it easier for companies to launch small satellites into orbit.