Last updated 02:00, March 22 2017 READ MORE: * Rocket Lab's first rocket arrives at Mahia Peninsula launch site * Law could stop you taking photos if a rocket crashes * We're (almost) go for Kiwi rocket launch * Rocket Lab boss Peter Beck wins entrepreneur of the year * Rocket Lab looks to full testing after ticking final technical box * Airways hopes rocket launch will be 'first of many' Chief executive Peter Beck said it had been a big year for the company, which last month transported its first space vehicle from Auckland to a remote launch site at the tip of Mahia Peninsula in northern Hawke's Bay.
Rocket Lab said on Wednesday it was also moving into a new Los Angeles facility, where it had been headquartered since 2013, as well as expanding its engineering and business units in both the United States and new Zealand.
Rocket Lab's launch range, which was licensed to launch every 72 hours for the next 30 years, would mean the country would soon become the nation with the highest frequency of space launches anywhere in the world.
A report from Sapere Research Group in June found Rocket Lab's establishment of a rocket launch industry in New Zealand would contribute between $600m and $1.55 billion to the economy over the next 20 years.
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