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2012-07-17 13:31:37

NASA Space Technology Program researchers will launch and deploy a large inflatable heat shield aboard a rocket travelling at hypersonic speeds this weekend during a technology demonstration test from the agency's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va. NASA has four consecutive days of launch opportunities for the agency's Inflatable Re-entry Vehicle Experiment (IRVE-3), starting July 21, with the liftoff window from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. EDT each day. The test is designed to...

2012-07-17 06:22:05

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Space Technology Program researchers will launch and deploy a large inflatable heat shield aboard a rocket traveling at hypersonic speeds this weekend during a technology demonstration test from the agency's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) NASA has four consecutive days of launch opportunities for the agency's Inflatable Re-entry...

2012-03-27 02:20:24

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., March 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA successfully launched five suborbital sounding rockets this morning from its Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia as part of a study of the upper level jet stream. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The first rocket was launched at 4:58 a.m. EDT and each subsequent rocket was launched 80 seconds apart. Each of the rockets released a chemical tracer that created milky, white clouds at the edge of...

Image 1 - After Delays, ATREX Mission Finally Takes Off
2012-03-27 05:52:23

[ Watch the Video ] Nearly two weeks and several delays later, NASA finally received optimal conditions today at 4:58 a.m. EDT to launch its five-rocket ATREX mission from Virginia as part of its study of the jet stream. The five rockets blasted off early this morning from NASA´s Wallops Island space center. The launch, originally scheduled for March 15, was initially delayed due to a malfunction in one of the rocket´s internal radio frequency systems. The Anomalous Transport...

2012-03-24 14:20:02

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., March 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA scheduled the launch of five suborbital sounding rockets from the Wallops Facility in Virginia as part of a study of the upper level jet stream between midnight and 5 a.m., Tuesday, March 27. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) The countdown will begin Monday evening March 26. The launch window may be narrowed following a weather briefing Sunday evening, March 25. The Anomalous...

2012-03-20 14:20:05

WASHINGTON, March 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA managers have given a "go" for a countdown leading to the launch of five suborbital sounding rockets just after midnight tonight on a science mission that will briefly create a milky white cloud that may be visible along a large portion of the U.S. east coast. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The Anomalous Transport Rocket Experiment (ATREX) mission will gather information needed to better...

2012-03-06 05:19:45

NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EST on Wednesday, March 7, to discuss the upcoming launch of five rockets in slightly more than five minutes from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The rocket launches will be visible from most of the local coastline. The launch window begins March 14 and runs through April 4. The Anomalous Transport Rocket Experiment (ATREX) mission will gather data to help scientists better understand the high-altitude jet stream winds located 60-65...