Press Release

Rocket Lab launch update: ‘Make It Rain’ mission

By SpaceRef Editor
June 17, 2019
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We are currently at L-9 days until the window opens for the next Rocket Lab Electron launch. Here’s everything you need to know in advance of the mission. 
Launch window: 27 June – 10 July NZST. 
Daily launch timing: Two hour window for lift-off from 16:30 – 18:30 NZST. 

Timezone conversion:
04:30 – 06:30 UTC (27 June)
PDT: 21:30 – 23:30 (26 June)
EDT: 00:30 – 02:30 (27 June)

Launch site: Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand.
Mission overview:
The mission is Rocket Lab’s seventh Electron launch and the third mission for 2019.  Electron will loft seven small satellites to low Earth orbit in a rideshare mission procured by Spaceflight. Satellites on the mission include BlackSky’s Global-3 micro satellite, two U.S. Special Operations Command Prometheus and Melbourne Space Program’s ACRUX-1 CubeSat. 
You can find more detail about the mission in the attached press kit. 
Launch webcast: 
On launch day, a live webcast will be available approximately 15 minutes prior to target T-0 at

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