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Talos Terrier Oriole Sounding Rocket Launch
Talos Terrier Oriole Sounding Rocket Launch

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.

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