Press Release

NASA Rocket Launch Scheduled August 13 From Wallops Flight Facility

By SpaceRef Editor
August 9, 2013
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WALLOPS ISLAND, VA -A NASA Terrier-Improved Malemute suborbital sounding rocket carrying experiments developed by university students from across the nation is scheduled for launch August 13 from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

The experiments were developed through the RockSat-X program conducted with the Colorado Space Grant Consortium.  The goal of the RockSat-X program is to provide students a hands-on experience in developing experiments for space flight. This experience allows these students to apply what they have learned in the classroom to a real world hands-on activity.  Approximately 40 students and instructors will be at Wallops to witness the launch.

Based on the approved range schedule, the rocket is set for launch between 6 and 10 a.m. EDT.  The backup launch day is August 14. The rocket will be visible to residents in the Wallops region. The NASA Visitor Center will open at 5 a.m. on launch day for viewing the launch.

Live coverage of the launch is available via UStream beginning at 5 a.m. on launch day at:

Launch status can be followed on launch day on Twitter at: and Facebook at:

Launch status also is available on the Wallops launch status line at 757-824-2050.

Further information on the mission, including a map showing from where the rocket may be seen, is available at:

SpaceRef staff editor.