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 as a consequence of poor climate

An American firm has launched a rocket into house 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 take a look at 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 begin frequent business launches later this yr.

On account of unhealthy 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 take a look at launch, considered one of three deliberate, didn’t carry any precise cargo, however Rocket Lab says ultimately the Electron rocket will carry 150kg (331lbs) into orbit.