Rocket Lab’s first commercial launch scrubbed again
Ground antenna problem scrubs Rocket Lab’s first commercial launch
Problems with a downrange tracking station kept Rocket Lab’s Electron launcher on the ground in New Zealand Friday, U.S. time, and the company ordered a two-day delay to resolve the issues and wait for improved weather. Rocket Lab pushed back the launch again to Tuesday because of unfavorable weather.
Live coverage: Rocket Lab launch attempt scrubbed
Rocket Lab called off a launch attempt Tuesday, U.S. time, in New Zealand after encountering a technical problem during the countdown for the company’s first commercial satellite launch. Tuesday’s countdown came after a four-day delay to resolve problems with a downrange tracking station and wait for improved weather.
CubeSats set to ride on Rocket Lab’s first commercial launch
Rocket Lab updates launch window for first commercial mission
Rocket Lab postpones first commercial launch after issue during fueling test
Rocket Lab preps for first commercial satellite launch
Soyuz liftoff glimpsed by orbiting observer and launch pad cameras
Soyuz rocket lifts off with 73 satellites
A Russian Soyuz booster lifted off Friday from Kazakhstan on a complex mission to deploy 73 satellites into three different orbits, including a Russian spacecraft to locate forest fires, 48 CubeSats for Planet’s global Earth observation fleet, and eight nanosatellites for Spire Global’s commercial weather network.