Press Release

Rocket Launches From NASA Wallops Postponed

By SpaceRef Editor
July 14, 2011
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WALLOPS ISLAND, VA – NASA is postponing the launch of two suborbital sounding rockets from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia on July 15 to no earlier than 2012. The rockets are carrying experiments to study the ionosphere.

The postponement will allow scientist to review the results from two previous rockets launched from Wallops on July 10 and make adjustments to the project to enhance the science data obtained during the flights.

Further information on the mission is available on the Internet at:
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sunearth/news/rockets-atmosphere.html

The next launch currently scheduled at the Wallops Flight Facility is a Terrier-Improved Orion suborbital sounding rocket carrying experiments from four universities. The launch is set for 7 to 10 a.m. July 21. The backup launch day is July 22.

SpaceRef staff editor.