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Rocket Lab, SpaceX Plan Launches for Thursday
Rocket Lab Electron
Rocket Lab is today targeting no earlier than 20:30 UTC on September 15 (16:30 EDT/13:30 PDT) for the lift-off of its next mission, a dedicated launch for Japanese Earth-imaging company Synspective.
Electron will launch StriX-1 (“The Owl Spreads Its Wings”) from Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 Pad B. This is the third launch on Electron for Synspective since 2020.
Liftoff is Set for:
UTC | 20:38, September 15
EDT | 16:38, September 15
PDT | 13:38, September 15
JST | 05:38, September 16
NZST | 08:38, September 16
The live broadcast for this mission will begin approx. T-20 minutes to lift-off.
This launch will also mark several mission milestones for Rocket Lab:
- 30th Electron launch
- 150th satellite
- 300th Rutherford engine.
SpaceX is targeting Thursday, September 15 at 9:27 p.m. EDT (01:27 UTC) for launch of 54 Starlink satellites from SLC-40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.