Countdown on hold as Rocket Lab postpones launch
ROCKET Lab has postponed a rocket launch until tomorrow.
Rocket Lab announced at 4pm yesterday that the first attempt at launching the Electron rocket’s first fully-commercial flight had been scrubbed.
The launch had been due to take place during a four-hour window from 12:30pm from Rocket Lab’s launch complex at Ma¯hia Peninsula in the Wairoa District near Gisborne.
Kiwi chief executive Peter Beck tweeted shortly after that issues with the company’s ‘‘down-range tracking dish’’ in the Chatham Islands had affected the launch and its live stream and spare parts were now on the way to fix the issue.
The launch window for the rocket remains open until July 6 from Ma¯hia Peninsula.