Rocket Lab has launched two NASA satellites to study hurricanes like never before

The first satellite in NASA’s new hurricane-hunting constellation has taken to the skies.

The two cubes, founding members of the agency’s TROPICS network, were launched today (May 7) atop a Rocket Lab Electron rocket, which lifted off from the company’s site in New Zealand at 9 p.m. EDT (0100 GMT and 1 p.m. EST). on May 8, New Zealand local time).

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