New launch window in new year

Second test flight delayed.

Second test flight delayed.

Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket.

After a week of aborted attempts, Rocket Lab has delayed its second test flight of the Electron rocket until early 2018.

Corrective measures have been put in place for the power fault discovered during ground checks on Friday.

However, with only one day remaining in the launch window, Rocket Lab has made the decision to delay an attempt until the new year.

The current launch window ended yesterday and would not to be extended in order to preserve crew rest, the company said.

New ‘Still Testing’ launch window dates will be released when established early in the new year.

After a week of aborted attempts, Rocket Lab has delayed its second test flight of the Electron rocket until early 2018.

Corrective measures have been put in place for the power fault discovered during ground checks on Friday.

However, with only one day remaining in the launch window, Rocket Lab has made the decision to delay an attempt until the new year.

The current launch window ended yesterday and would not to be extended in order to preserve crew rest, the company said.

New ‘Still Testing’ launch window dates will be released when established early in the new year.

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