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Rocket Lab launch with DARPA's R3D2 satellite, scheduled for Tuesday – Spaceflight Now

Rocket Labs Electron rocket during a countdown Sunday (time in the US). Credit: Rocket Lab The Rocket Lab launch team canceled a launch attempt in New Zealand on Sunday after discovering an inappropriate video transmitter on the Electron booster that was supposed to fly a small US military satellite into orbit for an innovative antenna design to test. Engineers relocated …

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Rocket Lab launches the R3D2 prototype for DARPA today! Here's how to watch.

Commercial launch provider Rocket Lab is counting on its first flight from 2019, an experimental satellite for the US military that you can follow online today (March 24). A Rocket Lab Electron amplifier will launch the R3D2 satellite for DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Agency. The start is scheduled at 18:30 clock at the earliest. EDT (2230 GMT) from Launch …

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