New Zealand: “Anomaly” ends Rocket Lab launch mid-flight

Source: United Press International

“A Rocket Lab launch of a next-generation radar satellite for Capella Space from New Zealand on Tuesday experienced an ‘anomaly’ minutes into its flight, ending the mission. The issue occurred at stage separation of the two-stage Electron rocket at about 2 minutes 38 seconds after liftoff. No explanation was given during the live telecast of the launch.” (09/19/23)