New Zealand startup launches huge ‘disco ball’ into space. It’s now the brightest object in the night sky

Rocket Lab founder and CEO Peter Beck next to the mirror-covered sphere his company sent into Earth’s orbit. Credit: Rocket Lab. An up-and-coming aerospace company from New Zealand made history last week when it deployed what can only be classed as a giant disco ball, of all things, into Earth’s low orbit. The flashing strobe was…


  1. Aaaaghh! shame, now the doomsday prophets have a nice new subject to discuss. Fact is that they have no clue as to what it means to launch something into space. It was said explicitly that the ” space junk” will destroy itself in a few months. Go find something useful to do like joining the ” flat earthers” At least they do not believe in satellites and space junk.

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