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Watch Rocket Lab’s first commercial launch, ‘It’s Business Time’ [Update: Postponed]


Rocket Lab, the New Zealand-based rocket company that is looking to further amplify the commercial space frenzy, is launching its first fully paid payload atop an Electron rocket tonight — technically tomorrow morning at the launch site. If successful, it will mark a significant new development in the highly competitive world of commercial launches.

Update: Sorry folks but not today. The company said it will announce a new target soon, while the launch window remains July 6.

Liftoff is planned for 2:10 in the morning local time in New Zealand, or 7:10 Pacific time in the U.S.; the live stream will start about 20 minutes before that.