01/03/2018

Disco Ball

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2017 photo provided by Rocket Lab, Rocket Lab founder and CEO Peter Beck is pictured with his “Humanity Star” in Auckland, New Zealand. A satellite bearing a striking resemblance to a disco ball was recently launched into space, giving sky watchers a chance to watch the glistening object as it orbits the Earth. Peter Beck, founder and CEO of California-based Rocket Lab. The satellite, which was launched from New Zealand on Jan. 21 aboard the company’s Electron rocket, aims to remind people of the vastness of space.

The satellite, which is built from carbon-fibre, is covered with 65 reflective panels. Mahia Peninsula on New Zealand’s North Island’s east coast. The rocket launched from New Zealand on Sunday successfully reached orbit carrying small commercial satellites. The object is visible in the night sky from anywhere on Earth at dawn or dusk as it passes overhead, according to the website, which lets users track its orbit. The site also shows when the orbiter is in and out of shadow. Each of the satellite’s Earth orbits lasts 90 minutes.