Spaceflight (Global-4, 2x Prometheus, ACRUX-1, +...) - Electron - Mahia, LC1 - 29.06.2019 04:30 UTC

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ЦитироватьRocket Lab‏Подлинная учетная запись @RocketLab 2 ч. назад

The Launch Readiness Review is complete and we are GO for tomorrow's #MakeItRain mission! The window opens 04:30 UTC, 27 June. Let's take Electron to orbit again.


ЦитироватьRocket Lab‏Подлинная учетная запись @RocketLab 9 мин. назад

Welcome to launch day! We are currently targeting no earlier than 04:40 UTC for lift-off of the #MakeItRain mission for @SpaceflightInc. Launch teams were treated to spectacular views on the way to Launch Complex 1 this morning. Stay tuned for updates.

8 мин. назад

Timezone conversion:

UTC: 04:40
NZST: 16:40
PDT: 21:40
EDT: 00:40


Цитировать06/26/2019 22:01 Stephen Clark

Fueling of the 55-foot-tall (17-meter) Electron rocket is due to begin at T-minus 4 hours, when RP-1 kerosene will begin flowing into the two-stage launch vehicle. Super-cold liquid oxygen will begin pumping into the rocket at T-minus 2 hours.

Nine Rutherford engines power the Electron's first stage, delivering more than 40,000 pounds of thrust at full throttle. A single Rutherford engine is on the Electron's second stage, producing approximately 5,000 pounds of thrust.

Safety teams will ensure the airspace around the launch site is clear at T-minus 30 minutes, and Rocket Lab's launch director will poll the Electron team at T-minus 18 minutes to confirm all stations are "go" for liftoff.

An automated countdown sequencer will take control at T-minus 2 minutes to oversee the final pressurization of the rocket's propellant tanks, followed by ignition of the nine first stage engines at T-minus 2 seconds.


"В России надо жить долго.." (с)
"Вы рисуйте, вы рисуйте, вам зачтётся.." (с)


ЦитироватьRocket Lab‏Подлинная учетная запись @RocketLab 15 мин. назад
The largest satellite on today's mission is the @BlackSky_Inc #Global3 Earth observation microsat, seen here during integration onto Electron's Kick Stage at LC-1. Thanks to the Kick Stage, we can place all satellites on today's mission into precise and individual orbits.


Закрываемые зоны

NOTAMs B3717/19B3718/19NOTMARs HYDROPAC 2040/2019HYDROPAC 2039/2019


Перенос на 28-е
ЦитироватьRocket Lab‏Подлинная учетная запись @RocketLab 1 ч. назад

Standing down for the day while the team conducts additional checks on ground equipment. Vehicle, payloads, and pad are healthy. Next available launch opportunity is tomorrow, 04:30 UTC (16:30 NZST), 28 June.


И еще перенос на один день ----> 29.07
ЦитироватьRocket Lab‏Подлинная учетная запись @RocketLab 9 мин. назад
The team is taking today to finalize ground system checkouts. The next available launch opportunity is no earlier than 04:30, 29 June UTC. As always, the priority is on mission success. #MakeItRain


ЦитироватьPeter Beck‏ @Peter_J_Beck 24 мин. назад

Some drives on the ageing ground tracking system failed and have been replaced. We need the day to run checks and verification. Only a few more flights to run before we have our new autonomous system that removes all this ground infrastructure!


ЦитироватьRocket Lab‏Подлинная учетная запись @RocketLab 15 мин. назад

Bright blue skies today at Launch Complex 1 for the #MakeItRain mission for @SpaceflightInc. Lift-off is currently targeted for no earlier than 04:30 UTC (16:30 NZST). The webcast will be available approx. 20 mins prior to target lift-off at 


ЦитироватьRocket Lab‏Подлинная учетная запись @RocketLab 17 мин. назад

LOx fill procedures are starting soon for today's #MakeItRain mission. Electron's black carbon composite structure will start icing over in sections where liquid oxygen fills the tanks in stage 1 and 2.


Цитировать06/29/2019 06:17 Stephen Clark

Rocket Lab says the countdown in New Zealand is on track for liftoff at the opening of a two-hour window at 0430 GMT (12:30 a.m. EDT; 4:30 p.m. New Zealand time).

Today's launch attempt comes after a two-day delay to replace faulty components on ground equipment at Launch Complex 1, located on Mahia Peninsula on the east coast of New Zealand's North Island.

The ground equipment is used for range safety purposes, helping ground teams track the Electron rocket in case teams need to send a destruct command if it veers off course.

RP-1 kerosene and liquid oxygen propellants are already being loaded into the two-stage Electron rocket as Rocket Lab counts down to the launch window.

In an interview a short time ago, Rocket Lab chief executive Peter Beck said weather conditions at the launch site are favorable, with only a slight concern about high-altitude winds.