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New Zealand private launch company Rocket Lab announced it has discovered the cause of a failed launch last month, and that it will resume launches this month. On July 5, 2020, Rocket Lab launched an Electron rocket from New Zealand’s Mahia Peninsula, carrying seven satellites from three different companies. The lift-off went well, with no issues, but several minutes after this an error occurred and the rocket failed to reach orbit . The upper stage of the rocket and the payloads crashed back to Earth and were lost. Following the incident, Rocket Lab CEO Peter Beck put out a personal video message to the company’s customers, apologizing for the loss of the payloads. The company also beg... Full story

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