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Wallops Island Launches RockOn Sounding Rocket Successfully

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(Photo: NASA) (Photo: NASA)

ATLANTIC, Va.- The RockOn Terrier-Improved Orion sounding rocket containing multiple student-built experiments launched successfully Thursday from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.

The rocket containing several student-built experiments was launched at 7:21 a.m., NASA said.

The students will conduct their preliminary analysis on their experiments Thursday night. According to preliminary information, the payload flew to an altitude of 73.3 miles and landed via parachute 43.9 miles from Wallops Island in the Atlantic Ocean 12.16 minutes after launch.

NASA said the next launch from Wallops will be a Terrier-Improved Malemute sounding rocket carrying the SubTec-6 payload on Saturday, June 28, between 4 and 5 a.m. Backup launch days run through July 2.

More information on the SucTec-6 mission is available at www.nasa.gov/wallops.


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