NASA Successfully Launches Student Experiments From Wallops, Payload Not Recovered As Planned

By  //  August 18, 2016

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NASA successfully launched the RockSat-X education payload on a Terrier-Improved Malemute suborbital sounding rocket at 7:33:30 a.m. EDT Aug. 17 from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. (NASA Image)

(NASA) – NASA successfully launched the RockSat-X education payload on a Terrier-Improved Malemute suborbital sounding rocket at 7:33:30 a.m. EDT Aug. 17 from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

Participants included students from eight community colleges and universities from across the United States.

The payload carrying the experiments flew to an altitude of 95 miles. Data was received from most of the student experiments. However, the payload was not recovered as planned. NASA will investigate the anomaly.

The next sounding rocket launch from Wallops is a Black Brant IX currently scheduled for December.

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The payload carrying the experiments flew to an altitude of 95 miles. Data was received from most of the student experiments. However, the payload was not recovered as planned. NASA will investigate the anomaly. (NASA Image)


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