Preparing A Rocket Lab Electron Payload For NASA

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Rocket Lab Electron Payload

The Rocket Lab Electron rocket payload fairing is prepared for the encapsulation of the Educational Launch of Nanosatellites 19 (ELaNa 19) payload on Dec. 1, 2018, at the company's facility in New Zealand.

The ELaNa 19 payload comprises 10 CubeSats selected through NASA's CubeSat Launch Initiative. The liftoff marks the debut of the agency's innovative Venture Class Launch Services (VCLS) effort. Managed by NASA's Launch Services Program at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, VCLS was developed to offer small payloads dedicated rides to space.

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