This is the first launch from a private airfield.
In New Zealand the first in the history of the country’s rocket launch into space. Rocket ultralight class Electron American aerospace company Rocket Lab has started from the East coast of the North island.
According to local media reports, New Zealand has become the eleventh country in the world, which was launched space rocket. It is also noted that this is the first successful launch of the carrier rocket from a commercial spaceport. The Electron rocket launched from a platform owned by Rocket Lab.
Rocket Electron is able to output in low earth orbit load up to 225 kg to a height of from 300 to 500 km. the advertised price is starting from $ 5 million to 7.6 million dollars.
The company plans to carry out commercial launches of satellites this year.
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