Rocket Lab's Electron rolls out

ROCKET Lab plans to roll out the company’s second light-class Electron rocket to its launch pad today for final countdown preparations, but officials have delayed liftoff to no earlier than Friday night, US time.

The Electron booster, standing 17 metres tall, could blast off from Rocket Lab’s commercial launch pad as soon as 0130 GMT Saturday (8:30 pm EST Friday) at the opening of a four-hour launch window. The launch opportunity opens at 2:30pm tomorrow in New Zealand.

Rocket Lab says it has a wider window to launch the rocket, with four hours each day through to December 17.

ROCKET Lab plans to roll out the company’s second light-class Electron rocket to its launch pad today for final countdown preparations, but officials have delayed liftoff to no earlier than Friday night, US time.

The Electron booster, standing 17 metres tall, could blast off from Rocket Lab’s commercial launch pad as soon as 0130 GMT Saturday (8:30 pm EST Friday) at the opening of a four-hour launch window. The launch opportunity opens at 2:30pm tomorrow in New Zealand.

Rocket Lab says it has a wider window to launch the rocket, with four hours each day through to December 17.

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