The Cost To Put a Microsatellite Constellation Into Space Just Fell Through the Floor

January 24, 2018

Want your own microsatellite constellation? The prospect just became much more realistic. Rocket Lab, a space startup out of California and New Zealand, announced two important firsts in the past week: getting their experimental rocket into orbit on its second attempt and more precise deployment of microsatellites thanks to a novel secondary burn capability.That suggests that future minisatellites will get much cheaper to launch.