Rocket Lab aims to break in new pad with Feb. 28 launch

Rocket Lab has a new launch pad, and it’s about to get its first workout.

The California-based company announced Wednesday (Feb. 23) that it has finished work on the second pad at its New Zealand launch complex, which lies on the North Island’s Mahia Peninsula. And this newly built Pad B is set to host its first liftoff as early as Monday (Feb. 28).