Rocket Report: Delta IV Heavy gets a new date, SpaceX to destroy test tank

A rocket lifts off against a blue sky.

Enlarge / Rocket Lab
launches its “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Optical” mission on August
31. (credit: Rocket
Lab
)

Welcome to Edition 3.15 of the Rocket Report! The realm of small
lift overflows with news in this edition. And as usual, our report
covers news from around the world, spanning this week from Germany,
to China, to India, to South America. Ours is a global
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Rocket Lab launches a Photon satellite. The
launch company
said it has
sent its first in-house-designed and -built
operational satellite into orbit. “First Light” was deployed to
orbit on Rocket Lab’s 14th Electron mission, “I Can’t Believe It’s
Not Optical,” which lifted off from Launch Complex 1 in New Zealand
on August 31. The mission’s primary customer was a 100kg
microsatellite for Capella Space.

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Rocket Report: Delta IV Heavy gets a new date, SpaceX to
destroy test tank