04.25.13 - A NASA-funded sounding rocket mission will launch this spring to observe the formation of electrical storms in Earth's upper atmosphere that can negatively affect satellite communication and global positioning signals.
04.22.13 - SLICE will study the space between the stars known as interstellar space.
04.23.13 - The EUNIS experiment was successfully launched at 1:30 pm EDT on April 23, 2013 from the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. Preliminary data shows that the experiment performed as planned.
04.03.13 - NASA sounding rockets are taking science to the Earth’s ionosphere to study radio frequency propagation as well as space weather and its impact on communication and navigation systems, during the 2013 Kwajalein launch campaign.
04.03.13 - In October 2011, a NASA-funded sounding rocket called CHAMPS flew up through noctilucent ice clouds to measure the meteoric smoke that seeds the clouds.
03.11.13 - A launch of a Terrier-Lynx suborbital rocket was completed March 11 for the Department of Defense from NASA's launch range at the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.
02.22.13 - NASA commercial partner Orbital Sciences of Dulles, Va., successfully conducted an engine test of its Antares rocket at the nation's newest launch pad.
02.15.13 - A test of several technologies to improve pointing control and data collection capabilities during suborbital flights was conducted during a sounding rocket launch from the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico.
02.07.13 - The principal investigator for VISIONS (VISualizing Ion Outflow via Neutral atom imaging during a Substorm), Goddard's Doug Rowland provided images and updates of the team preparations and the launch.
02.07.13 - A sounding rocket to study the aurora and how oxygen and hydrogen escape Earth's atmosphere may launch as early as Feb. 2, 2013, but the team has a two-week window in order to find the perfect launch conditions.
01.29.13 - NASA successfully launched a Terrier-Improved Orion suborbital rocket at 5:50 p.m. EST this evening from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.
01.25.13 - A NASA rocket mission to test technology for gathering science data during future projects is scheduled for launch between 5:30 – 6:50 p.m. EST, January 29, from the NASA Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.
01.23.13 - NASA optics engineering expertise is allowing solar scientists to see into the sun's corona in unprecedented detail.
12.13.12 - NASA has launched an astrophysics mission to study the Diffuse X-ray emission from the Local galaxy (DXL).
11.21.12 - The NASA Black Brant IX sounding rocket carrying the IMAGER payload was successfully launched Nov. 21, 2012.
10.25.12 - The IMAGER’s observing target is the distant “Pinwheel Galaxy” located about 25 million light-years away in the constellation Ursa Major.
11.01.12 - On November 2, a NASA mission called FOXSI was launched from White Sands, New Mexico to study nanoflares on the sun.
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.
WALLOPS ISLAND, VA – NASA successfully launched four university experiments this morning on a Terrier-Improved Malemute suborbital sounding rocket from the agency’s launch range at the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.
09.21.12 - WALLOPS ISLAND, VA – NASA successfully launched four university experiments this morning on a Terrier-Improved Malemute suborbital sounding rocket from the agency’s launch range at the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.
08.24.12 - NASA will launch a Terrier-Improved Malemute suborbital sounding rocket carrying university student developed experiments from the agency’s launch range at the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.
07.24.12 - The DFS rocket launched successfully on July 24, 2012 from White Sands, NM with nominal data from 3 of the 4 spectrometers aboard. It's primary goal is to significantly advance the state of the art in short wavelength observing solar spectrometers.
07.23.12 - The launch from Wallops of an inflatable aeroshell/heat shield technology demonstrator sounding rocket was successful.
07.11.12 - The HI-C Sounding Rocket launched successfully on July 11, 2012. HI-C is the highest resolution solar telescope ever to observe the solar corona.
07.05.12 - On July 5, NASA successfully launched SUMI, to study the intricate, constantly changing magnetic fields in the sun's chromosphere.
07.05.12 - UPDATE: SUMI sounding rocket launches successfully and data results look good.
07.02.12 - MSFC scientists are launching SUMI a second time to find out how the sun's energy ripples, churns and flows out into the solar system.
06.23.12 - Based on the quicklook realtime data, all of the rocket EVE instrument channels appear to have made excellent solar EUV irradiance measurements.
03.27.12 - The first rocket was launched at 4:58 a.m. EDT and each subsequent rocket was launched 80 seconds apart with each releasing a chemical tracer.
09.10.10 - NASA is seeking university instructors and students to participate in three programs for the novice to the more experienced space researcher.
07.27.10 - NASA's RockOn workshop lets students fly their experiments on a sounding rocket.
01.22.13 - NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EST Wednesday, Jan. 23, to discuss new observations of a large active region in the sun's 1- million-degree atmosphere called the corona.
07.23.12 - WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. -- A large inflatable heat shield developed by NASA's Space Technology Program has successfully survived a trip through Earth's atmosphere while travelling at hypersonic speeds up to 7,600 mph.
07.20.12 - WASHINGTON -- A telescope launched July 11 aboard a NASA sounding rocket has captured the highest-resolution images ever taken of the sun's million-degree atmosphere called the corona. The clarity of the images can help scientists better understand the behavior of the solar atmosphere and its impacts on Earth's space environment.
03.27.12 - NASA successfully launched five suborbital sounding rockets this morning from its Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia as part of a study of the upper level jet stream.