Rocket Lab Reaches 500 Rutherford Engine Test Fires

Rutherford engine test (Credit: Rocket Lab)

Huntington Beach, Calif. and Auckland, NZ, January 31, 2018 (Rocket Lab PR) — Rocket Lab, a US aerospace company with operations in New Zealand, has this month completed its 500th test fire of the orbital-class Rutherford rocket engine.

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Rocket Lab Unveils First Battery Powered Motor

Rutherford motor (Credit: Rocket Lab)
Rutherford motor (Credit: Rocket Lab)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Rocket Lab PR) — Rocket Lab, the rapidly growing aerospace company, today unveiled the Rutherford engine, revealing that the Electron launch system is the world’s first battery-powered rocket.

Electron is a small orbital launch vehicle, designed to transform the global space industry with affordable, high-frequency launches of small satellites.

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