I call NZ home, so this is pretty cool that Rocket Lab is setting up in our backyard. I thought I would share this video showing where it is and what they are up to. Let’s hope they also move forward with their South Island launch site as that is a short car trip down the road for me to go watch!
Video Cation: Located on New Zealand’s Mahia Peninsula, Launch Complex 1 is set to enable the highest frequency of space launches in history. The facility will be the primary site for launches of Rocket Lab’s Electron vehicle, designed to lift a 150 kg payload to a 500 km sun-synchronous orbit.
New Zealand’s remote island location and low volume of marine and air traffic create ideal conditions for frequent launch opportunities. In addition, launches from the site can access a uniquely wide range of orbital inclinations – from 39 degrees through sun-synchronous.