RocketLab's first commercial Electron rocket launch could happen today

RocketLab are hoping weather conditions will allow the launch of their Electron rocket from a launchpad near Mahia today.

The rocket was due to launch on Saturday, but an issue with a satellite dish on Chatham Island prevented it.

Today's launch window opens for four hours from 12.30pm.

If weather conditions are favourable, the launch will be live streamed.

The Electron rocket on the launch pad at the Rocket Lab facility on the Mahia Peninsula.
The Electron rocket on the launch pad at the Rocket Lab facility on the Mahia Peninsula. Source: Rocket Lab