Rocket Lab’s delayed 12th launch is scheduled to take place tonight late night Pacific time, mid-afternoon on the 11th at the company’s New Zealand launch facility. The Electron rocket will be taking payloads to orbit from NASA, the National Reconnaissance Office and the University of New South Wales.
“Don’t Stop Me Now,” named after the favorite Queen song of board member Scott Smith, who passed away in February, was originally scheduled for takeoff in late March. The delay is due to, of course, the pandemic. But things have loosened up enough that the crew can do the necessary work to safely prepare for launch.
The window for launch extends from 9:43 to 11:32 tonight Pacific time, weather and other factors permitting. Like all of Rocket