New Zealand company Rocket Lab is set to launch its second test flight early next month, with a 10-day launch window opening next Friday.
Rocket Lab confirmed this morning it will attempt to launch its second Electron rocket, Still Testing, during the 10-day window from 8 December.
It follows a first test launch in May, as part of Rocket Lab's three-launch Electron test programme. The first rocket made it into space, although it failed to achieve orbit.
The December launch will be the first Electron launch to be live streamed:
#StillTesting will be the first #Electron launch to be live streamed. We can't wait to share it with you. Stream will become available at https://t.co/hU4XnMlhTJ minutes before a launch attempt. pic.twitter.com/b6tJl3GLnu— Rocket Lab (@RocketLab) November 29, 2017
The rocket, which will blast off from the launch complex on the Māhia Peninsula, will carry weather-mapping and ship-tracking satellites into space.