Rocket Lab Launches NASA Satellites to Monitor Tropical Storms

The private aerospace company Rocket Lab launched two storm-tracking NASA satellites into orbit from New Zealand on May 8.

Footage released by NASA shows a rocket taking off carrying what the agency described as two “shoebox-sized satellites” that can “gather near-hourly data on the formation and development of tropical cyclones.”

“This constellation aims to improve forecasting of devastating tropical storms and save lives,” Rocket Lab said on Twitter. Credit: NASA via Storyful

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