Next Mission: Make It Rain

Make It Rain
Mission Name
Make It Rain
Electron Name
Make It Rain
Launch Window
27 June - 10 July NZT
Launch Time
16:30 - 18:30 NZT (04:30 - 06:30 UTC)
Launch Site
Launch Complex 1

Mission Overview

The Make It Rain mission will launch multiple spacecraft as part of a rideshare flight procured by Spaceflight. The launch window will open in late June, with launch taking place from Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 on New Zealand’s Māhia Peninsula.

The mission is named ‘Make it Rain’ in a nod to the high volume of rainfall in Seattle, where Spaceflight is headquartered, as well in New Zealand where Launch Complex 1 is located. Among the payloads on the mission for Spaceflight are BlackSky’s Global-4 satellite and Melbourne Space Program’s ACRUX-1 CubeSat.

A live webcast will be made available on launch day. 


Press Kit

Launch Updates

For real time launch updates, follow Rocket Lab on Twitter and Facebook.


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 live video 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.