6 Jul 2020

Rocket Lab loses rocket in thirteenth launch

From Morning Report, 7:55 am on 6 July 2020

Thirteen was an unlucky number for Rocket lab after it's thirteenth launch effort went massively awry.

It is still unclear why the rocket carrying seven satellites was lost four minutes after take off from Mahia Peninsula.

The New Zealand-founded company is working closely with the US Federal Aviation Administration to find the answer.

Professor Richard Easther is the Head of the Department of Physics at the University of Auckland.