11:39 GMT19 January 2021
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    The first-ever successful launch of an orbital rocket took place in New Zealand, aerospace company Rocket Lab said Thursday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The US-New Zealand aerospace company launched its Electron rocket from the facility on Mahia Peninsula, located on the east coast of New Zealand's North Island.

    ​The launch was expected to take place earlier this month, though it was postponed several times due to weather conditions.

    The company plans to conduct two more test launches soon.

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