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Wallops Set for September Rocket Missions
September 4, 2007

The NASA Wallops Flight Facility is supporting two NASA suborbital sounding rocket missions from Wallops Island in September.

NASA Terrier-Orion sounding rocket launch

The first is a two-stage Terrier-Orion sounding rocket scheduled for September 6 between 3 and 5 p.m. The backup launch days are September 7, 10 and 11.

The rocket will be carrying a payload for the NASA Langley Research Center to test an inflatable re-entry vehicle concept.

The NASA Visitor Center will be open for viewing the launch. The rocket is expected to be visible only in the local area.

The mariner avoidance area for this mission can be found on the Internet at

The second mission scheduled for September is a two-stage Black Brant IX sounding rocket.

The launch is scheduled for September 11 through 23. The launch window each night is 9 p.m. to 3 a.m.

The rocket is carrying a payload to study the ionosphere for the University of Texas at Dallas.

The launch may be visible in the mid-Atlantic region. Text updates of the mission during the countdown will be available on the Internet at