The mission is called It’s a Little Chile Up Here and delivers a classified payload for the United States Space Force to low-earth orbit.
The launch takes place at Mahia Peninsula in New Zealand.
There will be no recovery attempt this time. Especially because the last mission failed and resulted in a loss of mission. The second stage engine was gimballed into an extreme position and resulted in the stage spinning out of control.
Here is Scott Manley: Rocket Lab's 20th Launch Spins Out Of Control After Successful Booster Flight.
Why it's interesting:
- 21th launch of the Electron rocket by Rocket Lab
- The engines are 3D printed
- Fuel pumps are battery powered.
- The stages are built out of carbon composite material.
Where to watch:
- 15 minutes before launch: Rocket Lab
Check your local time of launch at: www.timeanddate.com
Useful links to stay up to date on launches:
Spaceflightnow.com: Launch Schedule
Everyday Astronaut: Prelaunch Previews
NASA Spaceflight nasaspacefight.com