Watch Rocket Lab attempt its 1st launch from US soil today with an Electron booster

After years of launching rockets from New Zealand, commercial space company Rocket Lab is ready for its US debut.

The California-based rocket lab will launch its first mission from U.S. soil today (Dec. 18) from its new Launch Complex 2 at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Wallop Island, Virginia. The mission, which will use an Electron rocket to launch three HawkEye 360 ​​satellites into orbit, will lift off in two hours, opening at 18:00 EST (2300 GMT) and you can watch it live for free in the window above. Rocket Lab will begin its webcast about 40 minutes before liftoff.


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