Helicopter Successfully Catches Earth-Bound Rocket in a ‘Supersonic Ballet’

Helicopter Successfully Catches Earth-Bound Rocket in a ‘Supersonic Ballet’

A space company has successfully caught an Earth-bound rocket—by helicopter. The launch, last Monday, saw Rocket Lab deploying 34 satellites to orbit before the ‘Electron booster stage’ was successfully snagged on its return to Earth. The mission eventually saw the helicopter release the booster into the sea after the “pilot detected different load characteristics than […]

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