Defence Notes

PREMIUM: Space Force sticks with Rocket Lab despite curse of unlucky 13

28th July 2020 - 16:00 GMT | by Ian Parker in Portsmouth


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Space payloads usually cost tens or hundreds of millions of dollars and their loss can be a huge setback for their operators. Launcher reliability is often quoted in excess of 99.9%; that might sound excellent but any failure is problematic.

To get a reasonable fraction of the lift off ...

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