Rocket Lab Selected to Launch NASA Tropics Mission
By Stephen Nakrosis
Rocket Lab USA Inc. said Wednesday it was chosen by the National
Aeronautics and Space Administration to launch several cubesats in
support of a new weather observation program.
The launches will support NASA's Time-Resolved Observations of
Precipitation Structure and Storm Intensity with a Constellation of
Smallsats, or Tropics, mission, Rocket Lab said. The constellation
of satellites will be used to target the formation and evolution of
tropical cyclones, including hurricanes, the company said.
Rocket Lab said two dedicated missions will launch on Electron
rockets from Virginia's Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA
Wallops Flight Facility. The launches are scheduled to take place
no earlier than May 1, the company said.
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