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NASA successfully tests new launch vehicle from WFF
09.22.12
 
WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. – NASA successfully tested a new suborbital sounding rocket today, Sept. 22, from the agency’s launch range at the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

Launched at 7 a.m. EDT, the Talos-Terrier-Oriole flew to an altitude of 167.4 miles and then reentered in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Wallops Island. The payload was not planned to be recovered.

This was the first flight of the 65-foot tall Talos-Terrier-Oriole that is being developed to support high-altitude space science research.

The next launch currently scheduled from the NASA Wallops Flight Facility is no earlier than late October.

The spin motor fires as the Talos-Terrier-Oriole lifts off from Wallops Flight Facility Sept. 22.
NASA successfully tested a new suborbital sounding rocket, a Talos-Terrier-Oriole, today from the agency’s launch range at the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.
NASA successfully tested a new suborbital sounding rocket, a Talos-Terrier-Oriole, today from the agency’s launch range at the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.
NASA successfully tested a new suborbital sounding rocket, a Talos-Terrier-Oriole, today from the agency’s launch range at the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.
NASA successfully tested a new suborbital sounding rocket, a Talos-Terrier-Oriole, today from the agency’s launch range at the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.
NASA successfully tested a new suborbital sounding rocket, a Talos-Terrier-Oriole, today from the agency’s launch range at the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.
The Talos-Terrier-Oriole sounding rocket.
The Talos-Terrier-Oriole sounding rocket.