Rocket Lab plans to launch a radar imaging satellite Tuesday for the Japanese company Synspective. The small Earth observation payload is set for launch from New Zealand at 5:09 a.m. EST (1009 GMT) aboard an Electron rocket. Rocket Lab is not planning to recover the Electron’s first stage on this mission.
Live coverage of the countdown and launch of a Rocket Lab Electron rocket from Launch Complex 1 on Mahia Peninsula in New Zealand carrying the StriX-α radar observation satellite for Synspective. 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.