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Media Invited to view Vector-R Launch Vehicle at Wallops

Press Release From: Wallops Flight Facility
Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

Media are invited to view Vector’s Vector-R launch vehicle at 1 p.m. EDT on Thursday, Oct. 19, at MARS Pad 0B on NASA Wallops Flight Facility on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.  The Vector-R (Rapide) is an emerging small launch vehicle designed for frequent nanosat payload launches weighing up to 66 kg. 
 
Vector is exploring the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport and NASA Wallops as a launch site, and will be executing technical operations featuring the Vector-R launch vehicle as part of that endeavor.
 
Attending the viewing will be:
Aubrey Layne, Virginia Secretary of Transportation
John Garvey, Chief Technology Officer, Vector
Bill Wrobel, Director of the Wallops Flight Facility
Dale Nash, Executive director of Virginia Space
 
To attend this event, media must apply for accreditation by contacting Keith Koehler at keith.a.koehler@nasa.gov by 4p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18.  Accreditation is open only to media who are U.S. citizens.
 
On event day, media will check in at the registration site located at the N-1 NASA Badging Office located on Atlantic Road, just south of the main base gate between 11:45 AM and 12:10 PM.  Transportation to MARS Pad 0B will be provided and due to security protocol, all media must ride the provided bus transportation.
 
There will be media availability with VA Secretary of Transportation Aubrey Layne and Vector’s John Garvey following the pathfinder operation.
 
Members of the media must present a valid photo ID for event access.
 
For more information about Vector, visit:  https://vectorspacesystems.com/
For more information about Virginia Space, visit:  http://www.vaspace.org/
For more information about NASA WFF, visit:  https://www.nasa.gov/centers/wallops/home

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