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We have lift off! Rocket Lab launch first mission for NASA

Rocket Lab last night launched its third mission of 2018, deploying satellites into orbit on its first mission for NASA.

Thirteen small satellites were launched from the Māhia Peninsula last night. Rocket Lab has now launched 24 satellites into orbit this year.

The mission took place just over a month after its last successful orbital launch.

The spacecraft, including 10 CubeSats - mini satellites used for space research - were launched into low Earth orbit.

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Thirteen small satellites were launched from the Māhia peninsula last night. Source: Breakfast