- Rocket Lab, an important stock on the stock market, collapsed this Tuesday after a disastrous launch.
- The 41st launch of its Electron rocket in New Zealand failed just two minutes after liftoff.
- This is the company’s first failure in more than two years, but that didn’t stop shares from falling sharply before the opening of morning trading.
An important action by Wall Street as it is one of the few companies specializing in space launches, fell more than 13% this Tuesday at the market open.
Is about Rocket Lab (RKLB) because it reported that its New Zealand-launched Electron rocket (carrying a Capella Space satellite) failed just two minutes after launch.
It is still unknown what happened. However, company members said they have begun working with the Federal Aviation Administration to investigate the root cause of the problem.
“We deeply regret our partner Capella Space for the loss of the mission“ Rocket Lab said in a brief statement.
In premarket trading: Rocket Lab shares They fell by up to 26%.. They are currently down 10% to $4.50.
Rocket Lab’s failed mission
It was the 41st launch that failed to complete the mission, making the 42nd, scheduled to take place later this month, Will be postponed.
There is a significant risk that reported sales for the third and fourth quarters will be higher disappointing due to the already mentioned error.
This is an important company for Wall Street as it is currently the largest space competitor Spacebar X, one of Elon Musk’s companies. Rocket Lab is the second largest company with the most successful launches.