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2008-08-22 17:11:34

This story was updated at 4:07 p.m. EDT. WASHINGTON — An Alliant Techsystems (ATK) ALV-X1 suborbital rocket carrying two NASA hypersonic flight experiments was destroyed by range officials shortly after its Friday launch from the U.S. space agency's Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia's eastern shore. NASA officials said no injuries or property damage were immediately reported following the launch failure. While most of the debris from the rocket is thought to have fallen...

2008-08-22 09:00:13

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., Aug. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- An Alliant Tech Systems suborbital rocket carrying two NASA hypersonic experiments was destroyed shortly after liftoff from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia Friday. No injuries or property damage were immediately reported. Most debris from the rocket is thought to have fallen in the Atlantic Ocean. However, there are conflicting reports of debris being sighted on land. This debris could be hazardous. People who think they may have...

2008-08-19 15:00:12

To: SCIENCE EDITORS Contact: Keith Koehler of NASA, +1-757-824-1579, Keith.A.Koehler@nasa.gov WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., Aug. 19/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two NASA hypersonic experiment payloads are scheduled for launch no earlier than Aug. 21 from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia atop a two-stage suborbital rocket developed by Alliant Techsystems, also known as ATK, of Salt Lake City. Scheduled between 5:10 and 6:10 a.m. on Aug. 21, this launch may be visible in the mid-Atlantic...

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2005-05-02 22:36:13

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) -- The British Skylark rocket engine saw its final launch Monday in northernmost Sweden after rocketing into space more than 400 times over five decades. The last Skylark blasted off at 7 a.m. when the unmanned sounding rocket Maser 10 was launched into space from the Esrange pad, said Johanna Bergstrom-Roos, a spokeswoman for the Swedish Space Corporation. The launch was originally scheduled for Sunday, but was delayed because of bad weather. "Everything went well,"...

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2004-12-11 11:03:50

ESA -- European launchers have come to be associated with French Guiana - powerful large rockets that lift-off from the steamy-hot equatorial base at Kourou. But ESA also uses much smaller launchers that rise into space from the snow-covered tundra of northern Sweden. EuroNews has covered the most recent launch of one of these Maxus sounding rockets. "Esrange is today the operational base of the Swedish Space Corporation and it is here that we launch sounding rockets, large stratospheric...


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