Rocket Lab Prepares For Another Launch From Mahia

Rocket Lab will attempt another commercial rocket launch from Mahia inside two weeks – and then put Nasa mini satellites into orbit by Christmas. The United States-based company confirmed a nine-day launch window for its upcoming ‘It’s Business Time’ mission would start on November 11, with daily launch opportunities between 4pm and 8pm. An Electron launch vehicle was now site at Launch Complex 1 at Onenui Station and was undergoing final pre-launch checkouts, following a final successful stage one static fire test last week. As operations for the It’s Business Time launch are underway, Rocket Lab has scaled its team and facilities to enable concurrent operations for the upcoming Nasa mission, scheduled to launch in December 2018. Photo: An Electron Rocket on Rocket Lab’s Mahia launch pad last year. For morCapturee on this and other great Hawke’s Bay stories go to Posted: 4 October 2018