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Rocket Lab

Discussion in 'Astronomy, Space and Planetary Science' started by amusicsite, 13 Nov 2018.

  1. amusicsite

    amusicsite dn ʎɐʍ sᴉɥ┴ Staff Member


    Rocket Lab is a fairly new kid on the block. Their aim is to make cheap reliable rockets that can be made to order quickly.


    After a bit of a delay to fix a problem with one of their motors it looks like they are up and running.

    They say their aim is not to launch a few rockets but to get to 100 launches as fast as possible.

    Here's an interview with the person behind the company.

    View: https://youtu.be/Nj9BncsgvuQ
  2. classic33

    classic33 Über Geek

    3D printed rockets!!
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  3. amusicsite

    amusicsite dn ʎɐʍ sᴉɥ┴ Staff Member


    Rocket Lab's philosophy is to be able to launch quickly and they have made a giant leap towards that now. Rosie is their new automated manufacturing machine that takes 400 human hours of labour and does it all in 12 hours. Which basically means they can knock out a rocket that will get your payload into space within a day or two...

    As they say, that's quicker than their clients can get the paperwork together. As I understand it, it can make the first and second stages as well as the fearings. When they come out of Rosie they are ready to be fitted together then good to launch.

    Also they have not made anyone redundant but instead moved them to more productive jobs.