While space companies like SpaceX are looking towards ever larger rockets to push more and more payload into space, others are looking to smaller rockets used for small payloads and less expensive orbital insertions.

One of the firms looking at smaller rockets is Rocket Lab with its Electron rocket.

The company has had its second successful launch and this launch pushed the first customer payloads into orbit.

The Electron launched from a private facility on the Māhia Peninsula in New Zealand at 2:43 p.m. local time, or about 8:43 p.m. EST on January 19.

That launch was delayed 24 hours due to two ships encroaching on the off-shore keep-out zone for the launch facility.

The test flight was postponed from December due to several issues, with the main being weather.

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