Rocket Lab completes fourth launch of the year from Hawke's Bay

Satellite launch provider Rocket Lab has successfully launched its eighth mission overnight.

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The rocket, nicknamed ‘Look Ma, No Hands’, took off just after midnight this morning. Source: Breakfast

The rocket, named 'Look Ma, No Hands', lifted off from Mahia Peninsula just after midnight and included the first satellite in a new maritime surveillance constellation for UNSEENLABS.

The mission also included four satellites for the US Air Force and other companies based in the US and France.

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Once up to speed it’s hoped the Mt Wellington factory will build a new Electron rocket every week. Source: Seven Sharp

The company has deployed 39 satellites from New Zealand so far. The overnight mission was the company's fourth launch for 2019.