Press Release

Rocket Launch Completed From NASA Wallops

By SpaceRef Editor
July 21, 2011
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WALLOPS ISLAND, VA – The launch of a NASA Terrier-Improved Orion suborbital rocket was successfully conducted at 7:58 a.m. EDT today from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The launch was carrying experiments developed by undergraduate students at four universities. The mission also included a test of a new recovery system.

The universities involved in the project, supported by the Colorado Space Grant Consortium, were the University of Puerto Rico, University of Wyoming, University of Northern Colorado and University of Colorado at Boulder.

The payload was recovered.

This was the last launch scheduled from Wallops Island during the summer. The next launch, a flight test of a Terrier-Improved Malemute suborbital rocket, is currently scheduled for no earlier than September.

SpaceRef staff editor.