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Rocket Lab to introduce helicopter operations during next launch

Submit on Wednesday, October 20th, 2021 21:40

Rocket Lab USA, Inc announced it will attempt a controlled ocean splashdown and recovery of the first stage of an Electron rocket during the company’s next launch in November. The mission will be Rocket Lab’s third ocean recovery of an Electron stage; however, it will be the first time a helicopter will be stationed in the recovery zone around 200 nautical miles offshore to track and visually observe a descending stage in preparation for future aerial capture attempts.

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