An American firm has launched a rocket into house from New Zealand, the primary from a personal launch facility.
Rocket Lab’s 17m (56ft) Electron rocket took off from the Mahia peninsula, in North Island, the agency stated on Twitter.
The check flight is a significant 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 yr.
As a result of unhealthy climate, the launch had been delayed by a number of day, however the Electron lastly took off on Thursday afternoon native time.
The check launch, one in all three deliberate, didn’t carry any precise cargo, however Rocket Lab says finally the Electron rocket will carry 150kg (331lbs) into orbit.