Live coverage: Rocket Lab’s upper stage runs into trouble soon after launch

Live coverage of the countdown and launch of a Rocket Lab Electron rocket from Launch Complex 1 on Mahia Peninsula in New Zealand carrying two BlackSky optical Earth observation satellites. Rocket Lab will attempt to recover the first stage at sea. Text updates will appear automatically below. Follow us on Twitter.

Rocket Lab’s live video webcast begins approximately 15 minutes prior to launch, and will be available on this page.