Rocket Lab Electron Launch Window Set to Open on Dec. 8

Rocket Lab says it will live stream the flight at minutes before the scheduled launch time.

This will be Rocket Lab’s second attempt to launch the Electron rocket from New Zealand after the first launch failed to reach orbit on May 25. The flight will carry CubeSats from Planet and Spire Global.

  • Jimmy S. Overly

    Would love to see Electron reach orbit before the end of the year! Good luck,
    Rocket Lab! One minor snark, the Electron is such a good looking vehicle, it’s a shame you throw it out every time.

  • Robert Sutton

    Article didn’t mention details but as far as I know below is correct

    Launch window 10 days long(not sure if they are all consecutive)
    Launch window starts Friday Dec 8 2017 0130 UTC = 2.30PM NZDT and ends 0530 UTC =6.30.PM NZDT on Dec 8
    Not sure if the above times applies to all days of the launch window
    Live stream will begin 12 minutes before planned launch time
    Not sure how long after a launch live stream will end