No company has been affected by the new coronavirus pandemic,media reported, and rocket Lab announced Tuesday local time that it would launch the Don’t Stop Me Now mission scheduled for March 30 at the Launch Site on New Zealand’s Marcia Peninsula 1.
The launch was a shared mission that included satellites from NASA, the National Bureau of Investigation (NRO), the University of New South Wis, Canberra Space and the Australian government. Rocket Lab said it had the power to support the suspension of its customers and that it would work with the New Zealand government and health officials and their customers to find a new timetable.
Rocket Lab said in its statement that the delay was related to the New Zealand government’s recent decision to upgrade the response to the new corona virus to Level 4 from March 25, meaning that everyone in the country was advised to stay at home and some non-essential business practices and activities would be stopped.
In addition, Rocket Lab noted that despite the suspension of the launch mission, it has taken the step of preparing rockets and launch pads to meet the rapid response needs of its customers.