Rocket Lab is now scheduled to launch another one of their Electron Rockets from the NASA Wallops Spaceport facility in coastal Virginia on Thursday evening. While weather interfered with previous launch attempts, conditions should be better for this next try.
Launch is set for no earlier than 6pm local time on Thursday.
In January, Rocket Lab successfully launched their Electron rocket from the Mid Atlantic, marking their first successful launch attempt not only in the Mid Atlantic, but in the northern hemisphere as well.
When the weather cooperates, the 59-foot-tall Electron rocket will lift off from Launch Complex 2 at Virginia Space’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport on Wallops Island. The mission, named “Stronger Together,” is a dedicated launch for satellite manufacturer and Earth observation company Capella Space.
With this mission, NASA helps foster a growing low-Earth space economy and continues Wallops’ 35-year history of support to the commercial launch industry.