Launch Information

Launch Complex 1 - Māhia Peninsula, New Zealand
Rocket Lab's next launch, It's Business Time, is scheduled for lift-off from Launch Complex 1 on New Zealand's Māhia Peninsula in November 2018.

Launch window:
11 - 19 November (9 days)

The daily launch window opens from 16:00 - 20:00 NZDT daily. Launch will not be attempted outside these times.

As Rocket Lab’s top priority is public safety, there are safety zones in place during a launch and no access will be permitted to the launch site or Onenui Station where the launch site is situated.

Temporary road closures will be in place for traffic management and to ensure the safety of vehicles on the Māhia East Coast Road. Launch Complex 1 is not visible during a launch from any publicly accessible point on the Māhia Peninsula.


Questions about launch operations and safety zones are welcome via our hotline number - 0800 110 623

Marine information:
Listen on VHF 79 for 24/7 launch updates and information
Call RANGE CONTROL on VHF 07 or 16 and report
• Vessel name
• Destination
• Time planned clear of area

Marine safety areas are detailed in Notices to Mariners, Coastal Navigation Warnings and NAVAREA XIV warnings

Viewing A Launch

The best way to watch a launch is via Rocket Lab’s video live stream. This stream offers the best views of launch and includes helpful commentary about the launch process. A live stream will be made available approximately 15 minutes prior to a launch attempt. The live stream is viewable on a launch day at and Rocket Lab's YouTube channel. Follow @RocketLab on Twitter

Wairoa District Council has allocated a rocket launch viewing area for the public near Nuhaka, accessible via Blucks Pit Road. Visit for more information.


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