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Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket suffers failure, loses payload of two satellites – The Verge

Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket failed to reach orbit after suffering an unexpected engine shutdown mid-flight on on May 15th, the company said.

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Electrons second stage booster unexpectedly shut down shortly after igniting
Rocket Labs Electron rocket launches from New Zealand on Saturday, as seen on the companys live video feed.
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Rocket Labs Electron rocket failed to reach orbit after suffering an unexpected engine shutdown mid-flight on Saturday, losing the missions payload of two satellites, the company said. The launch from New Zealand was Electrons 20th, and marked the companys second mission failure in less than a year.
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