Facility Director Briefs Community on Wallops Future
Wallops Flight Facility Director Bill Wrobel presented a briefing on Wallops in 2012 and beyond to a full house of community members at the NASA Visitor Center on January 19.
During the presentation Wrobel talked about upcoming programs in 2012 and opportunities for the facility and the area.
2012 programs include a sounding rocket mission in March that will see five sounding rockets launched at night in five minutes; the first launch of Orbital Sciences Corp. Antares (formerly Taurus II) launch vehicle; and a hurricane research program that will use two Global Hawk uninhabited aerial systems.
In addition to its on-going missions, Wallops also has before it several near-term opportunities for expansion and economic development in the area. These include an expansion of its aircraft fleet, use of Wallops for unmanned aerial systems based research; support of the Navy Field Carrier Landing Practice for turboprop aircraft and the development of the Wallops Research Park.
Community Meeting Presentation