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Message 2111748 - Posted: 19 Dec 2022, 8:45:40 UTC

Rocket Lab delays 1st US launch due to unacceptably high winds.

Rocket Lab's debut launch from American soil will have to wait at least another day after high winds thwarted an attempted liftoff Sunday evening (Dec. 18).

The Long Beach, California-based company hoped to launch its first U.S. flight of an Electron booster from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia's Wallops Island Sunday night, but unacceptable upper-level wind speeds forced a delay. The next launch opportunity is on Monday (Dec. 19) at 6 p.m. EST (2300 GMT). You can watch the launch live online, beginning about 40 minutes before liftoff.

"Those upper-level winds got the better of us today and we will be standing down from today's launch attempt," Rocket Lab spokesperson Murielle Baker said during live launch commentary....
I wonder if they plan on doing a "Huey Catch" with this 1?

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Message 2111776 - Posted: 19 Dec 2022, 20:13:42 UTC

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Message 2111778 - Posted: 19 Dec 2022, 22:17:19 UTC - in response to Message 2111776.  

Well the catch failed yet again.

Rocket Lab Launches Swedish Satellite, Helicopter Fails To Catch Booster.

Why don't the just quit trying to "catch things" that are falling/ flying while they are ahead. Lol.
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Message 2111779 - Posted: 19 Dec 2022, 22:42:39 UTC - in response to Message 2111778.  

That would be just far too sensible.


That said way back in the 1950s & 1960s the US did do trials with catching much smaller objects by flying aircraft into a long line connecting the object to its parachute - with varying degrees of success.
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