Startup bluShift Aerospace launches its 1st professional biofuel rocket from Maine

A smaller rocket billed as the world’s initial commercial booster driven by biofuel has launched from Maine.

The Brunswick-dependent startup bluShift Aerospace launched its initial rocket prototype, called Stardust 1., on Sunday (Jan. 31), regardless of freezing temperatures and two untrue starts off. The rocket did not attain place (or even a mile up), but marked a major milestone for a firm aiming to start bespoke missions tailor-made for little satellites.