At 2:18 pm (ACST) on 15 September 2021 Southern Launch and TiSPACE countdown was halted just before lift-off, stopping the launch sequence. During the final steps prior to lift-off, one of the systems did not come online. As per Southern Launch and TiSPACE’s safety protocols, the rocket was put into a safe state. 


Lloyd Damp, Southern Launch CEO said, “The Southern Launch and TiSPACE teams are assessing the status of the launch vehicle, including the ability to attempt another launch at a later date.”


On Friday, September 10, Southern Launch and TiSPACE postponed the initial launch attempt due to unfavourable weather conditions, at this time the clock was stopped at T-34 minutes.