Rocket Lab “Love At First Insight” Launch

Launch is scheduled for November 11, 2021 at 04:25 UTC, carrying two observation satellites for BlackSky into a 430 km circular orbit with 42° inclination. This will be the 22nd flight of Rocket Lab’s Electron launcher. The company plans to recover the first stage after it splashes down in the ocean under a parachute. A helicopter will observe the splashdown to test the eventual plan to catch the stage’s parachute in mid-air. Here is a mission preview from Everyday Astronaut.


After a series of delays, this launch has been re-scheduled for 01:38 UTC on 2021-11-18 (in the evening hours of November 17th in North American time zones). The live stream player in the original post should still work.