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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...

2012-03-18 14:20:03

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., March 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has rescheduled the launch of five suborbital sounding rockets from the Wallops Facility in Virginia as part of a study of the upper level jet stream to no earlier than Tuesday night, March 20. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) The high probability of unacceptable weather is preventing a launch attempt on March 19. The Anomalous Transport Rocket Experiment (ATREX) will gather information needed...

2012-03-17 14:20:01

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., March 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has rescheduled the launch of five suborbital sounding rockets from the Wallops Facility in Virginia as part of a study of the upper level jet stream to no earlier than Monday night, March 19. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) The high probability of unacceptable weather is preventing a launch attempt on March 18. The Anomalous Transport Rocket Experiment (ATREX) will gather...

2012-03-16 10:20:22

WASHINGTON, March 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The planned launch of NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) mission has been postponed after a March 15 launch status meeting. The launch will be rescheduled to allow additional time to confirm the flight software used by the launch vehicle's flight computer will issue commands to the rocket as intended. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The spacecraft will lift off on an Orbital Sciences...

2012-03-15 21:07:00

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., March 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has rescheduled the launch of five suborbital sounding rockets from the Wallops Facility in Virginia as part of a study of the upper level jet stream to no earlier than the night of Saturday, March 17. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The high probability of unacceptable weather is preventing a launch attempt on March 16. The Anomalous Transport Rocket Experiment (ATREX) will gather...

NASA Jet Stream Study Delayed
2012-03-15 08:22:35

A NASA five-rocket launch scheduled to begin at 12am on March 15 to study the jet stream´s current has been delayed due to an internal radio frequency interference problem with one of the rockets, according to a NASA update posted on its website. NASA engineers detected the malfunction as they prepared for the launch of the rockets, which were scheduled to blast off within five minutes of one another at NASA´s Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Virginia. “We...

2012-03-14 17:20:00

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., March 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has scrubbed the launch tonight of the five suborbital sounding rockets from the Wallops Facility in Virginia as part of a study of the upper level jet stream. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The launch was scrubbed because of an internal radio frequency interference issue with one of the rockets. The next launch attempt is no earlier than the night of Friday, March 16. The Anomalous...

2012-03-12 16:54:00

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., March 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is scheduled to launch five suborbital sounding rockets in just over five minutes March 15 from the Wallops Facility in Virginia as part of a study of the upper level jet stream. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Based on the approved range schedule, the launch window for March 15 is between midnight and 1:30 a.m. EDT. The backup launch days are March 16 through April 3. The...

2012-03-08 11:09:31

NASA and the government of Bermuda signed an agreement today to establish a temporary mobile tracking station on Cooper's Island to support launches from the agency's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia including future commercial missions. Deputy Premier and Transport Minister Derrick Burgess and NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver signed the agreement. The mobile tracking station will be provided and operated by Wallops under NASA's Research Range Services Program. The station can...

2012-03-07 16:22:00

WASHINGTON, March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA and the government of Bermuda signed an agreement today to establish a temporary mobile tracking station on Cooper's Island to support launches from the agency's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia including future commercial missions. Deputy Premier and Transport Minister Derrick Burgess and NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver signed the agreement. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The mobile...