Rocket Lab Launching 7 Satellites Early Thursday Morning: Watch Live
Space.com - Wed 26 Jun 20:36 GMT

Liftoff is scheduled for 12:30 a.m. EDT (0430 GMT).

Rocket Lab Launching 7 Satellites Early Thursday Morning: Watch Live

  A Rocket Lab Electron booster on the launch pad in New Zealand ahead of the planned June 27 launch of the "Make It Rain" mission.

  Spaceflight startup Rocket Lab will launch seven small satellites to orbit early tomorrow morning (June 27), and you can watch the action live.

  A Rocket Lab Electron booster is scheduled to lift off from the company's New Zealand launch site Thursday, during a two-hour window that opens at 12:30 a.m. EDT (0430 GMT; 4:30 p.m. local New Zealand time).

  You can follow the liftoff live here at Space.com, courtesy of Rocket Lab, or directly via the company.

  Tomorrow morning's launch, which was procured via Seattle-based company Spaceflight, will be the third Electron liftoff of the year and the seventh overall.

  Rocket Lab gives all of its missions a light-hearted name, and this one is called "Make It Rain" — a reference to Spaceflight's famously damp home city.

  (80 kilograms), Rocket Lab representatives said.