Rocket Lab Scrubs Again

First Electron rocket at launch site. (Credit: Rocket Lab)

Rocket Lab scrubbed the second launch of the Electron rocket from New Zealand yesterday due to a technical problem.

“Today’s launch attempt has been scrubbed following the identification of a power fault during ground checkouts,” the company said in a tweet. “Team will work the issue tomorrow before a new target launch time is determined in coming days.”

It was the third scrub of the week. The first one was due to a problem with the booster, and the second due to excessive high-level winds.

  • Ignacio Rockwill

    Just to add a little more detail, the first scrub turned out to be too warm LOX associated with warmer-than-usual weather. They changed the bleed/chill schedule to compensate. Good luck, Rocket Lab – we’re pulling for you!

  • Ignacio Rockwill

    Bummer, looks like we’re waiting until 2018 to see Electron reach orbit!