If the rocket is unable to launch in its four-hour launch window today, the same daily launch window will remain open for seven more days. The test launch, titled ‘Still Testing’, will take place from Rocket Lab’s Launch Complex 1 on the Māhia Peninsula, New Zealand. Still Testing will be the first Rocket Lab launch to be live streamed to the public. A live video stream will be available approximately 12 minutes prior to a launch attempt at www. The test launch attempt will only proceed if conditions are ideal for launch.
Still Testing is the second of three test launches planned from Launch Complex 1 ahead of commercial operations, however if the vehicle performs nominally throughout the second test the commercial phase may be accelerated.
Tonight’s launch comes after a 24-hour delay for the SBIRS GEO Flight 4 mission when ULA called off a Thursday launch try due to a ground issue associated with the rocket’s liquid oxygen system.