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Rocket Lab suffers third mission failure, company investigating – New Zealand Herald

Company investigating the “anomaly”; failure comes just before its Nasdaq listing.



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The company says it is investigating the ‘anomaly’ and apologised to customers. Photo / Rocket LabRocket Lab’s latest mission ended in failure late last night.
Following a successful lift-off, first-stage burn, and stage separation, Rocket Lab experienced an anomaly during its 20th Electron mission, “Running Out Of Toes”.
“The issue occurred following second-stage ignition during the flight on May 15, 2021 UTC, resulting in the loss of the mission.
“The launch vehicle’s second stage remained within…

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