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Watch Live: Rocket Lab makes another attempt at rocket launch in New Zealand

Watch Live: Rocket Lab makes another attempt at rocket launch in New Zealand

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Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Aerospace startup company Rocket Lab will make another attempt to launch its Electron rocket tonight. Its last attempt was scrubbed when the International Space Station got in the way.The launch window will reopen Monday night at 8:30 p.m. EST -- 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday in New Zealand -- where the launch will take place."The Rocket Lab launch team is on console and readying Electron for the push to orbit today from Launch Complex-1," the company tweeted.The launch will be streamed live on Rocket Lab's website.Rocket Lab is based in the United States but operates a New Zealand subsidiary. If and when the Electron blastoff happens, the rocket will release a trio of satellites belonging to the startup's first clients, the companies Planet and Spire.The payload includes Planet's ...
Rocket Lab to launch rocket from New Zealand

Rocket Lab to launch rocket from New Zealand

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Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Aerospace startup company Rocket Lab have delayed plans to launch its Electron rocket until Friday.The four-hour launch window was originally supposed to open at 8:30 p.m. ET on Thursday -- Friday in New Zealand, where the rocket will launch from. The new window will open at 8:30 p.m. ET on Friday -- 1:30 in the afternoon on Saturday in New Zealand.Officials said the launch was delayed because they needed more time.The launch will be streamed live on Rocket Lab's website.Rocket Lab is based in the United States but operates a New Zealand subsidiary. Its Launch Complex 1 is located on the Māhia Peninsula.If the launch and flight go as planned, the rocket will release a trio of satellites. Rocket Lab's first clients include the companies Planet and Spire.The companies may hav
Fiji shock New Zealand to make World Cup last four

Fiji shock New Zealand to make World Cup last four

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Rugby League World Cup quarter-finalNew Zealand: (0) 2Goals: Johnson Fiji: (2) 4Goals: Koroisau, MilneFiji will play Australia in the semi-finals of the Rugby League World Cup after winning a tense and scrappy match against New Zealand in Wellington.Fiji dominated the opening half but only had two points from a Apisai Koroisau penalty at the break.Shaun Johnson levelled before Taane Milne scored the decisive points with another penalty after 62 minutes.It was a shock result but a deserved one in what was only the second try-less match in World Cup history.Earlier, Tonga survived a major scare to beat Lebanon 24-22 in a thrilling match in Christchurch.Punching through the glass ceilingAustralia, New Zealand and England are the three established tier one teams in rugby league - but there is...
Satellite spots springtime phytoplankton bloom off New Zealand coast

Satellite spots springtime phytoplankton bloom off New Zealand coast

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Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Phytoplankton are proliferating along the coast of New Zealand's South Island. The bloom was photographed this week by the camera on NASA's Aqua satellite. The space agency shared the image on Wednesday.While temperatures drop and days lengthen on the north half of Earth to the equator, the Southern Hemisphere is awakening to spring. The warming temperatures and increased sunlight can fuel phytoplankton blooms.Phytoplankton serve as the vital base for all marine food chains. But phytoplankton communities are being affected by climate change, and many scientists are concerned the shifts could disrupt ocean ecosystems.Recent tests proved single-celled algae are significantly affected by changes to temperature and CO2 levels.Another study showed different types of algae could...