Rocket Lab Preparing for First Launch from US Written 21 September 2020


Launch Complex 2 at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, Rocket Lab’s second launch site for the Electron rocket. | Rocket Lab; NASA

ExecutiveGov reported that Rocket Lab completed a “wet dress rehearsal” at its Launch Complex 2(LC-2) in Wallops Island, Virginia. The company’s representatives said in a statement Thursday, “With this major milestone complete, the Electron launch vehicle, launch team and the LC-2 pad systems are now ready for Rocket Lab’s first launch from US soil.” Rocket Lab’s autonomous flight termination system still needs to be certified by NASA, and a date cannot be set until then.
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