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A sounding rocket launching from its pad with a white plume underneath.

RockSat-X 2022 Launch Photos

On Thursday, ‎August ‎11, ‎2022, a Terrier-Improved Malemute sounding rocket for the RockSat-X mission launched from Wallops Island, VA, carrying scientific experiments from various educational institutions. Participating institutions include Arapahoe Community College in Littleton, Colorado; Red Rocks Community College in Lakewood, Colorado; College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita, California; Virginia Tech in Blacksburg; Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho; Windward Community College in Kāneʻohe, Hawaii; Honolulu Community College, Hawaii; and the University of Kentucky in Lexington.

Image Credit: NASA/Kyle Hoppes