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Rocket Launch Ends Prematurely From Wallops

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Terrier-Improved Malemute launches from Wallops Flight Facility. (Image Credit:  NASA) Terrier-Improved Malemute launches from Wallops Flight Facility. (Image Credit: NASA)

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va.- A spokesperson from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility says the flight of a Terrier-Improved Malemute sounding rocket ended prematurely Wednesday morning.

Spokesperson Keith Koehler said the launch ended at 4:36 a.m., which was about 19 seconds after its launch.

Koehler said range controllers detected a flight anomaly with the second stage Improved Malemute motor; the vehicle flew to an altitude of 27,000 feet and impacted about one nautical mile downrange.

There were no injuries or property damage as the vehicle landed in the established hazard zone in the Atlantic Ocean, which was cleared prior to launch, according to Koehler.

Koehler added that a NASA team will investigate the cause of the flight anomaly and more information will be released as it becomes available.

 

 

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