The Electron rocket on the launchpad on the day before the launch

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The launch had been delayed by a number of days because of poor climate

An American firm has launched a rocket into area from New Zealand, the primary from a non-public launch facility.

Rocket Lab’s 17m (56ft) Electron rocket took off from the Mahia peninsula, in North Island, the agency mentioned on Twitter.

The check flight is a serious first step in an rising market; launching low cost disposable rockets to hold small satellites and different cargo.

The corporate plans to start out frequent business launches later this 12 months.

On account of dangerous climate, the launch had been delayed by a number of day, however the Electron lastly took off on Thursday afternoon native time.

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The check launch, considered one of three deliberate, didn’t carry any precise cargo, however Rocket Lab says finally the Electron rocket will carry 150kg (331lbs) into orbit.