Rocket Lab is "Running Out Of Fingers" for a third time [Live: 06.12.2019, 07:57 UTC] + Meteor Machine

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Last launch attempt was scrubbed due to ground systems. Launch window open until the 12th of December.

The Electron Rocket is now upright on the pad.


The launch takes place at Mahia Peninsula in New Zealand.

The mission is called Running Out Of Fingers.
It will carry 5 PocketQube microsatellites and a Meteor Particles Simulator by ALE Co., Ltd.

The meteor simulator will make it possible to order a meteor shower at a specified time and place with colours of your choice.
Additional Hardware to study the future recovery of first stages is on board. No attempt at recovery will be made this time.


Why it's interesting:

  • 10th launch of the Electron rocket by Rocket Lab
  • Upgraded rocket
  • New hardware to measure re-entry conditions
  • Reaction control system to guide the spent stage
  • The engines are 3D printed
  • Fuel pumps are battery powered.
  • The stages are built out of carbon composite material.
  • Kiwis in space

Where to watch:

30 minutes before launch

15 minutes before launch.

Or


When: 07:57 UTC, 6th December 2019.

Check your local time at:
www.timeanddate.com


Useful links to stay up to date on launches:

Spaceflightnow.com: Launch Schedule

Everyday Astronaut: Prelaunch Previews

Space News:

NASA Spaceflight nasaspacefight.com


@remind-me on 6th December 2019 07:30

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