Data Loss Error Triggered Rocket Lab Launch Termination

Space start-up Rocket Lab says incorrectly configured ground telemetry equipment operated by an independent contractor led to the early termination of the first test launch of its Electron rocket on May 25.

The two-stage Electron lifted off at 4:20pm local time from the company’s Mahia Peninsula Launch Complex 1 in New Zealand, and initially climbed on track towards orbit. However four minutes into the flight, at an altitude of 224km, the ground telemetry equipment temporarily lost …

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