At 2am BST on Monday 8th May 2023, two NASA Time-Resolved Observations of Precipitation structure and storm
Intensity with a Constellation of Smallsats (TROPICS) were launched from New Zealand aboard Rocket Lab Electron rocket.
Each of the Smallsats has an antenna which was designed, manufactured and tested by Thomas Keating Ltd (TK) at our site in
Billingshurst, West Sussex , England. Once in orbit, the 100mm cube tri-band antennas will observe and track tropical storms
This launch is the first of two TROPICS launches carried out by Rocket Lab from New Zealand .