Wallops Flight Facility

A sounding rocket is set to take off from Wallops Flight facility this morning between 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. after the launch was scrubbed yesterday.

The payload consists of the several Wallops engineering projects as well as experiments from West Virginia University.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the test will confirm ionospheric and upper-atmospheric theories.

In addition, the tests will assess weather conditions in space.


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Two rocket launches from the NASA Wallops flight Facility were scrubbed today because of poor weather conditions in the region.

NASA says it will make another attempt tomorrow between 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m..

The two rockets are a Black Brant V and a Terrier-Improved Orion which will lift off 15 seconds apart.

They are part of the Daytime Dynamo experiment which will study a global electrical current that sweeps through the ionosphere.


WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) - NASA is rescheduling its planned launch of two rockets from the Eastern Shore of Virginia to Friday.

The launch originally scheduled for Monday from Wallops Island was scrubbed again Tuesday because conditions weren't what scientists needed to carry out their experiments.

NASA plans to launch the Black Brant V and Terrier-Improved Orion 15 seconds apart in support of the Daytime Dynamo experiment.

NASA says the project is designed to study a global electrical current called the dynamo, which sweeps through the ionosphere.