Status Report

Rocket Lab Launch Update: Don’t Stop Me Now

By SpaceRef Editor
June 9, 2020
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The countdown is on for Rocket Lab’s 12th Electron launch, the ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’ mission from Launch Complex 1.


This mission was originally slated to launch in late March but was postponed due to the COVID-19 situation. (Perhaps we tempted fate with the mission name.) It’s great to be back on the pad.


The mission will lift payloads for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) and the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Canberra Space.


Launch Window: 

Rocket Lab is currently targeting no earlier than 04:43, 11 June UTC for lift-off. 


Time zones:

UTC: 11 June (04:43 – 06:32)

NZT: 11 June (16:43 – 18:32)

ET: 11 June (00:43 – 02:32)

PT: 10 June (21:43 – 23:32)


We have backup opportunities available through June 24th.

Please keep an eye on @RocketLab on Twitter for updates throughout the launch window.


Press Kit:

You can find more information about the mission in the press kit – attached and downloadable at this link.

A live webcast will be available approximately 15 minutes prior to the target T-0 time at

Images and video:
You can find images and video content for this mission in the Flight 12_Don’t Stop Me Now folder at the link below. Additional images and footage will be added to this link following a successful launch.

SpaceRef staff editor.