Rocket Lab launches satellite, but helicopter booster catch fails

Rocket Lab launched a Swedish research satellite to orbit today (Nov. 4) but didn’t manage to snag the returning booster with a helicopter.

A Rocket Lab Electron launcher lifted off today at 1:27 pm EDT (1727 GMT; 6:27 am on Nov. 5 local New Zealand time), kicking off a mission the company called “Catch Me If You Can.”

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