WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. - - NASA officials say the launch of a rocket from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia is scheduled for Tuesday night.
"The latest forecast from our weather office is reporting a 90% chance of favorable weather conditions for @RocketLab 's first Electron launch from Wallops scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 24, with no concerns during our 6-8 p.m. EST launch window," NASA officials said in a tweet.
The launch was originally scheduled for Monday night but was canceled due to weather.
The launch will be the first of an Electron rocket to be launched out of the United States.
Rocket Lab's Electron rocket stands atop the company's Launch Complex-2 on NASA's Wallops Island. Credits: Rocket Lab
Electron is a rocket type made by New Zealand-based Rocket Lab.
The 59-foot-tall Electron rocket will lift off from Launch Complex 2 at Virginia Space’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport on Wallops Island. The mission, named "Virginia is for Launch Lovers," will deploy radio frequency monitoring satellites for HawkEye 360, NASA said.
Most of the D.C region will be able to see the rocket 60 to 90 seconds after launch.
The launch can be livestreamed below or on RocketLab's website.