Sep 14, 2022

Rocket Lab fired up a used engine for the first time after retrieving it from space

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The company’s developing a rocket reuse method that uses helicopters to pluck boosters out of the sky.

Rocket Lab, the company that’s building the technology to pluck first-stage rocket boosters out of the sky for reuse, reached a new reusability milestone, a press statement from the company earlier this month confirmed.

For the first time, the company fired up a Rutherford engine from one of its Electron boosters that had been recovered after flying to space.

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