23 Jun 2018

Rocket Lab commercial launch postponed

5:19 pm on 23 June 2018

Rocket Lab has again postponed the launch of its first commercial vehicle containing satellites.

Rocket Lab electron rocket

A Rocket Lab electron rocket Photo: Youtube / Rocket Lab screenshot

It had been unable to fix problems with its ground station in the Chatham Islands - and bad weather over the next few days may cause further delay, it said.

The launch was initially set for April but there were problems with a pump motor.

When it launches, the rocket will send five satellites into low Earth orbit.