Rocket Lab will try to recover the first stage of its Electron rocket with a parachute shortly after a launch Thursday night carrying 30 small commercial and educational payloads into low Earth orbit from New Zealand. Liftoff is set for 8:46 p.m. EST Thursday (0146 GMT Friday).
Live coverage of the countdown and launch of a Rocket Lab Electron rocket from Launch Complex 1 on Mahia Peninsula in New Zealand carrying 30 small payloads into low Earth orbit. The mission will feature Rocket Lab’s first attempt to recover an Electron booster intact for refurbishment and reuse. Text updates will appear automatically below. Follow us on Twitter.
Rocket Lab’s live video webcast begins approximately 30 minutes prior to launch, and will be available on this page.