Rocket Lab’s Humanity Star Re-Enters after Brief Tenure in Orbit

Rocket Lab’s “Humanity Star” ended a short-lived stint in orbit as a shooting star on Thursday, re-entering Earth’s atmosphere just two months after being placed into orbit as a public awareness project by the U.S./New Zealand launch services provider.

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Rocket Lab Surprises with Kick Stage Test & Humanity Star on Recent “Still Testing” Mission

Rocket Lab – after successfully demonstrating the company’s Electron launch vehicle last weekend – had another surprise in store this week when revealing the mission had successfully executed an orbit circularization maneuver with a previously unknown Kick Stage and deployed a reflective satellite named “The Humanity Star”.

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