With the Neutron booster, Rocket Lab shows it’s not afraid of taking on SpaceX

After developing a successful small booster, named Electron, US-based launch company Rocket Lab recently announced plans to develop a much larger rocket.

It’s a big step up. Whereas Electron can loft a maximum of about 300 kg to low-Earth orbit, the company’s planned Neutron booster will be capable of lifting eight tons—a mass that is more than 25 times greater.

So why is the company making this great leap? Ars caught up with the company’s chief executive officer, Peter Beck, to get some answers.

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With the Neutron booster, Rocket Lab shows it’s not afraid of taking on SpaceX

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