The satellite will also work with the LRO to test out a new navigation system that will help NASA when its launches the Lunar Gateway.
Looking for a launch service to send your cubesat or small satellite to orbit? Here's an overview of your options
Demand-and-supply has led to a burgeoning market for launch service providers who can streamline the entire process of launching cubesats and small satellites.
India's space startups ignite investor interest from ISRO to Munjals to Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone
From companies building palm-sized satellites to those aiming to propel satellites into space using cleaner fuels, a new wave of space technology startups are mushrooming in India,
Private companies in China are taking advantage of the demand for small satellites and getting ahead of the curve.
If this mission is a success then Rocket Lab expects to increase its activity 2019, with a goal of 16 missions.
Owing to bad weather, Rocket Lab was forced to postpone the earlier decided launch on December 12.
These new missions may appear routine, but they represent a revolution in space travel.
Rocket Lab is also launching a rocket for Moon Express as part of the Google Lunar X Prize competition.
The successful launch of a low cost, 3D-printed rocket is an important step in the commercial race to bring down financial and logistical barriers to space