Launch featured first customer payload through Iceye partnership; large-scale test flights slated for 2017; orbital launch scheduled for 2018
MOJAVE, Calif., Aug. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Vector Space Systems, a micro satellite space launch company comprised of new-space industry veterans from SpaceX, Virgin Galactic, McDonnell Douglas and Sea Launch, today announced the successful launch of its P-20 rocket, a sub-scale test vehicle for the Vector 1, in advance of orbital launches in 2018. The test, conductedJuly 30 in Mojave, CA, also carried Vector’s first customer payload through a partnership with Finnish-based Iceye. Iceye launched a prototype of its micro satellite’s core computing and communications systems to test its electrical and mechanical resilience in a launch environment.
The launch successfully validated the next development version of…
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