USA—Rocket Lab Launches Space Force Payload 

Space News | 07/30/2021

California-based small satellite launch provider Rocket Lab has successfully launched a Space Force payload, reports Space News. On Thursday, the Monolith satellite was launched on a Rocket Lab Electron rocket from the company’s Launch Complex 1 in New Zealand. The spacecraft was placed in a 370-mile (600-km) orbit with an inclination of 37 degrees. The Monolith small satellite, developed by the Air Force Research Laboratory and built by the Utah State University’s Space Dynamics...

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