In Science and Space: Rocket Lab USA, Inc (Nasdaq: RKLB) (“Rocket Lab” or the “Company”), today a leading launch and space systems company, has chosen NASA’s historic Stennis Space Center in Mississippi as its location announced that it had Neutron reusable rocket.
With the addition of the Archimedes Experimental Facility at the Stennis Space Center, Rocket Lab is expected to create dozens of new jobs and make significant capital investments in Mississippi. Neutron is a reusable rocket under development by Rocket Lab, designed as a low-cost, reliable and responsive launch service for building mega-constellations, near-Earth, geostationary and interplanetary Helping deliver large spacecraft to their destinations and support a sustained human presence in space. space. Neutron is powered by an in-house designed and manufactured reusable Archimedes rocket engine and an advanced upper stage to provide high performance for complex satellite missions.
The Archimedes test complex will be located within the larger A test complex at Stennis Space Center on a 1 million square foot site for 10 years, with an option to extend the lease for an additional 10 years. The Archimedes Test Complex will include the exclusive use and development of the Center’s existing industrial infrastructure and A-3 test facility to develop and test Neutron’s reusable Archimedes engines. Rocket Lab has also secured capital investment incentives from the Mississippi Development Authority to further develop Neutron’s Stennis facility and infrastructure.
Rocket Lab Founder and CEO Peter Beck said: Creating a test complex from scratch with the scale and complexity needed to test and develop Archimedes required an unimaginably long lead time. Traces of the first neutron launch. Additionally, we are delighted to have great partners like NASA and the State of Mississippi to bring innovative rocketry, economic development, and new jobs to the Gulf Coast.”