back to article Rocket Lab plans to send small satellites to the Moon with Photon

With launchpads in New Zealand and (soon) the US, small-sat flinger Rocket Lab toasted a ninth successful launch of its Electron rocket by taking aim at destinations beyond Low Earth Orbit. Having successfully sent the payload of its most recent mission, "As The Crow Flies", to an altitude of more than 1,000km, CEO Peter Beck …

  1. Blockchain commentard Silver badge

    Only really, really little astronauts need apply

    Me thinks Lego mini-figures.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Only really, really little astronauts need apply

      Ground Control to Minor Tom

      1. MyffyW Silver badge

        Ground control

        "I think my spaceship knows which way to go"

        - Sorry hun, that's just because you're at a Lagrange point

    2. Hans Neeson-Bumpsadese Silver badge

      Re: Only really, really little astronauts need apply

      Is it time for the Playmonaut to come out of retirement?

      1. Persona Bronze badge

        Re: Only really, really little astronauts need apply

        Wasn't the the Special Project Bureau's heroic playmonaut sadly lost at sea on 1 Dec 2012 after the Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) balloon launch on Saturday ended in the English Channel off the coast of Sussex?

        1. Pen-y-gors Silver badge

          Re: Only really, really little astronauts need apply

          Does he have a brother/sister/spouse who would be willing to give it a go in his memory?

          1. Glen 1 Silver badge

            Re: Only really, really little astronauts need apply

            Some say he knew two facts about ducks, and both of them were wrong.

    3. The Oncoming Scorn Silver badge
      Childcatcher

      Re: Only really, really little astronauts need apply

      You're new here aint ya...

      Playmobile is the Reg approved size of figurine.

  2. Chozo
    Black Helicopters

    I wonder..

    What happens when somebody launches a crowd-funded spy satellite?

    1. MyffyW Silver badge

      Re: I wonder..

      It will give the lie to the supposed wisdom of crowds

    2. Pen-y-gors Silver badge

      Re: I wonder..

      Depends who it's spying on - a 24/7 trace on a certain UK 'Prime Minister' could be interesting.

  3. phuzz Silver badge

    I think I could just get my weight under 30kg if I went on a diet. And chopped my legs off. And probably at least one arm too. Think of the life-support savings though!

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