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ROCKET LAB POSTPONES FIRST COMMERCIAL LAUNCH AFTER ISSUE DURING FUELING TEST

ROCKET LAB POSTPONES FIRST COMMERCIAL LAUNCH AFTER ISSUE DURING FUELING TEST Rocket Lab said Tuesday it will push back the first commercial launch of its light-class Electron rocket from New Zealand by a few weeks to address a problem uncovered during a recent fueling test. The company announced the launch slip on Twitter, saying that the Rocket Lab launch team “saw some unusual behavior with a motor controller” during a wet dress rehearsal, a test often employed by launch providers to practice countdown procedures and verify that rocket and ground systems are ready for liftoff.   More



(Source: SpaceFlight Now - Apr 18)

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