The confirmation follows the successful simulation of helicopter recovery operations at sea during the company’s 22nd Electron launch and third recovery mission last week.
LONG BEACH, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — November 23, 2021 — Rocket Lab (Nasdaq: RKLB), a leading launch and space systems company, has today confirmed it will attempt to catch a returning rocket booster mid-air with a helicopter during the company’s next recovery mission. The confirmation follows the successful demonstration of helicopter shadow operations for the first time during the company’s 22nd Electron launch last week in the company’s latest effort to make Electron the world’s first reusable, orbital-class commercial small rocket.
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