Rocket Lab wins NASA contract for Mars ESCAPADE spacecraft


A conceptual rendering of the two ESCAPADE spacecraft in orbit around Mars.

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Rocket Lab, which is nearing the close of its SPAC deal to go public, on Tuesday announced it won an early contract that may send two of its Photon spacecraft on a mission to Mars in 2024.

NASA, under its Small Innovative Missions for Planetary Exploration (SIMPLEx) program, awarded Rocket Lab with a design contract for the Escape and Plasma Acceleration and Dynamics Explorers…


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