PLD Space aimed to launch Spain’s first privately developed rocket into space, the Miura 1, on May 31 but was later scrubbed due to upper-level winds. After several delays due to weather, the company finally went ahead another attempt on Saturday, June 17. The launch window opened at 2:00AM CEST (00:00 UTC) running for eight hours until 10:00 AM CEST (08:00 UTC).
The first stage engines ignited, before the vehicle detected an off-nominal condition, shutting down the engines and aborting. It is currently unclear when PLD Space will attempt launch again.
The launch will occur from the company’s launch pad in Médano del Loro, located within Spain’s National Institute for Aerospace Technology (INTA in Spanish) base in El Arenosillo, Huelva.