Rocket Lab was scheduled to launch another one of their Electron Rockets from the NASA Wallops Spaceport facility in coastal Virginia this evening, but the launch was scrubbed due to unfavorable weather. In an announcement posted to Twitter, Rocket Lab wrote, “We are standing down from today’s launch attempt at NASA Wallops due to strong upper level winds. We have back up opportunities over the next week and we’ll share a new target launch date soon.”
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.