Suborbital Rocket Launch Delayed Until Tonight at Wallops

Jun 5, 2013

Black Brant XII suborbital rocket launch pattern

The launch of the Black Brant XII rocket that will take a look at how the first galaxy was formed has been delayed until this evening to around 11 pm tonight at the Wallops Flight Facility.

The suborbital rocket had been set to be launched last night but there was not enough time to cool the instruments on the payload before launch.

The Cosmic Infrared ExperRiment will study the first stars and how galaxies formed in the universe.

The NASA Center will begin allowing the public in at around 9:30 pm to view the launch.