Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Rocket Lab cuts ribbon at SSC

STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss. - NASA’s Stennis Space Center (SSC) and Rocket Lab USA cut the ribbon Nov. 4 on a new agreement for the aerospace company to locate its engine test complex at the rocket propulsion site in South Mississippi. NASA, Rocket Lab, and key elected officials gathered in the Stennis Test Complex for an official ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark launch of the 10-year agreement. Rocket Lab expects to make a substantial capital investment in the project in upcoming years and also create dozens of jobs. With the new agreement, the A-3 Test Stand and about 24 surrounding acres at SSC will be incorporated into the Archimedes Test Complex. Archimedes is Rocket Lab’s new liquid oxygen and liquid methane rocket engine that will power its large, reusable Neutron rocket. The Mississippi Development Authority is providing assistance for Rocket Lab to develop the new site and to relocate and install needed equipment. (Source: NASA/SSC, 11/04/22) Previous