16 Jan 2021

Twilight rocket launch delayed

9:01 pm on 16 January 2021

Tonight's Rocket Lab mission that was set to take off from Mahia Peninsula has been stood down.

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The mission, called Another One Leaves the Crust, was scheduled for lift-off at about 8:44pm but was delayed so the organisation can review sensor data.

It will send a single communication micro satellite in a spaces lower-earth orbit for a German based company.

Rocket Lab's Head of Communication Morgan Bailey said standing down a launch is very common in the space industry.

It would have been the company's 18th mission.

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