25 Jan 2018

Rocket Lab launches disco ball satellite on Electron

From Morning Report, 8:52 am on 25 January 2018

Rocket Lab has revealed exactly what it a launched into space... a high tech disco ball. On Sunday the company successfully launched a small Electron rocket in to orbit from the Mahia Peninsula. On board was the Humanity Star - a geodesic sphere is made from carbon fibre with 65 highly reflective panels... which is expected to become the brightest object in the night sky as it reflects the sun's light back to Earth. Rocket Lab's chief executive, and the designer of the Humanity Star, Peter Beck joins Susie Ferguson.