The smallest satellite launch vehicle has now flown!

Did you think that Electron rocket was small?  Well, rockets do come smaller, and a new record has been set for the smallest orbital-capable satellite launch vehicle in production: Japan’s SS-520-4, a souped-up variant of their SS-520 sounding rocket with a third stage.  It placed a single Cubesat into orbit.

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