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Harbourmaster Notice - Rocket Launch, Mahia

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Rocket Launch From Mahia Peninsula (Harbourmaster Notice HBToday 9 March 2019)

Photo: courtesy Rocket Lab,

The rocket will fly East (090°) from the tip of Mahia Peninsula (39°15’ S, 177°52’ E). See chart below.

The area beneath the rocket’s flight path near the launch point must be clear at the time of launch.

A Launch Hazard Area will be in effect from 09:30 to 16:00 NZDT (20:30 to 03:00 UTC) on
launch attempt days.

The launch time cannot be exactly predicted ahead of time. The launch may be:
· Any day from Sunday 17 March to Saturday 30 March 2019
· Any time from 11:30 to 15:30 NZDT (22:30 to 02:30 UTC).

Rocket Lab information broadcasts up-to-date launch information on Marine VHF Channel 79. Vessels planning to cross the area below are requested to contact Rocket Lab Range Control on Marine VHF Channel 07 or Channel 16 at the earliest opportunity.

Range Control may request a slight speed or course change to assist in clearing the area before the
actual launch time. The Launch Hazard/Sea Exclusion area extends approximately 12 nautical miles East of Mahia
The boundary points are:
A) 39°12.5’ S 177°51.00’ E
B) 39°12.5’ S 178°11.90’ E
C) 39°19.0’ S 178°11.90’ E
D) 39°19.0’ S 177°49.00’ E
E) 39°15.0’ S 177°49.00’ E

Captain Martin Moore - REGIONAL HARBOURMASTER - 027 445 5592

Rocket launch area March 2019

12 March 2019

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