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2014-01-10 12:21:34

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three Terrier-Orion suborbital rockets are scheduled for launch between 1 and 5 a.m. EST January 14 for the Department of Defense from NASA's launch range at the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The backup launch days are January 15 through 18. The rockets, which will be launched within a 20-second period, may be visible to residents in the mid-Atlantic...

2013-06-05 00:20:17

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The launch tonight of a Black Brant XII suborbital rocket from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia, has been postponed. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The mission was postponed due to insufficient time to cool the instruments on the payload down to the required temperatures before launch. The launch is now scheduled between 11 and 11:59 p.m., June 5. The launch window runs through June 10....

2013-05-29 12:20:47

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., May 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Black Brant XII suborbital rocket carrying the Cosmic Infrared Background ExpeRiment (CIBER) is scheduled for launch between 11 and 11:59 p.m. EDT, June 4, from NASA's launch range at the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The backup launch days are June 5 through 10. The rocket may be visible to residents in the mid-Atlantic region. With CIBER, scientists will...

Recovery Continues For NASA's Wallops Flight Facility After Hurricane Sandy
2013-03-07 09:15:36

NASA Hurricane Sandy came ashore in northern New Jersey Oct. 29, 2012, and as the powerful storm made its way along the East Coast it brought damage to NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Va. The Wallops Shoreline Protection Project has been managing the restoration efforts and released before and after photos of the shoreline. At 8 a.m. EDT on Oct. 29, 2012, the National Hurricane Center reported tropical-storm-force winds were occurring along the coasts of southern New...

2013-03-05 12:22:48

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Terrier-Lynx suborbital rocket is scheduled between 1 and 1:45 a.m. EST March 8 for the Department of Defense from NASA's launch range at the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The backup launch days are March 11 and 15 between 12:15 and 2:15 a.m. EDT. The rocket may be visible to residents in the mid-Atlantic region. Launch updates and a map showing the area...

2013-01-25 16:20:06

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., Jan. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A NASA rocket mission to test technology for gathering science data during future projects is scheduled for launch between 5:30 - 6:50 p.m. EST, January 29, from the NASA Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) During the suborbital flight of the Terrier-Improved Orion sounding rocket, two red-colored lithium vapor trails will occur in space that may be seen throughout...

2012-12-11 12:21:03

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Terrier-Lynx suborbital rocket is scheduled between 9 and 9:30 p.m. EST December 14 for the Department of Defense from NASA's launch range at the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The backup launch day is December 18 between 8 and 8:30 p.m. The rocket may be visible to residents in the mid-Atlantic region. Launch updates and a map showing the area in which the...

2012-09-11 18:20:15

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., Sept. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A launch of Terrier-Lynx suborbital rocket was completed this evening for the Department of Defense from NASA's launch range at the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) A second Terrier-Lynx is scheduled for launch between 7:30 and 8:30 p.m., September 15. The rocket may be visible to residents in the mid-Atlantic region. A map showing the area in which the rocket launch may...

2012-09-08 14:20:07

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., Sept. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The launch of a Terrier-Lynx suborbital rocket scheduled for launch September 8 for the Department of Defense from NASA's launch range at the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia has been postponed because of inclement weather. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) The new launch date is currently scheduled for September 11 between 8 and 10 p.m. The rocket may be visible to residents in the mid-Atlantic...

2012-07-21 22:21:03

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., July 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Due to bad weather and rough seas off the coast of North Carolina, NASA has postponed today's launch attempt of an inflatable heat shield technology demonstration flight from the agency's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The Inflatable Reentry Vehicle Experiment (IRVE-3) is to be launched on a Black Brant XI sounding rocket and recovered...