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Citing coronavirus concerns, Rocket Lab pauses launch operations

4 monthes ago   |   By Spaceflight Now

This aerial view of Rocket Lab's Launch Complex 1 in New Zealand earlier this year shows an Electron rocket on one launch pad, and the site's second launch pad under construction. Credit: Rocket Lab
Rocket Lab says it has paused launch operations after the government of New Zealand this week ordered most businesses closed and urged people to stay at home in an effort to combat the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
The company, which is headquartered in Southern California and launches rockets from New Zealand, said Tuesday that it has paused launch preparations for its next mission...
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