Rocket Lab aborted the launch of its Electron rocket just as the booster’s first stage engines began firing. The launch was scrubbed for the day as engineers analyzed the reason for the abort. The company has not announced the date for the next launch attempt.
This is the second flight test for the small satellite launcher from the Mahia Peninsula in New Zealand. The booster is carrying CubeSats for Planet and Spire Global. The first attempt failed back in May.