Rocket Launches Completed from NASA Wallops; Second Pair Scheduled July 12
NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia successfully launched two NASA sounding rockets carrying experiments to study the ionosphere on Sunday, July 10, 2011. The Black Brant V rocket launched at 10 a.m. and the second rocket, a Terrier-Improved Orion, launched 15 seconds later.
A second pair of Black Brant V/Terrier-Improved Orion rockets will be launched no earlier than Tuesday, July 12, as part of the series to study the ionosphere. The launch window will be 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The backup days will be July 13 through 23.
For more information on these missions, please visit the following website: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sunearth/news/rockets-atmosphere.html
The rockets will be visible in the Wallops area.
The NASA Visitor Center will open at 8:30 a.m. on launch day for viewing the launch.
The launch will be webcast beginning at 8:30 a.m. on launch day at: http://sites.wff.nasa.gov/webcast
Launch status can be followed on Twitter at: http://www.Twitter.com/NASA_Wallops
Launch status also is available at the Wallops launch status line at 757-824-2050.