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On October 13th the Wallops Flight facility is set to launch another resupply mission to the International Space Station.  

NASA and Wallops officials say they have successfully completed their pre-launch review of the Anteres rocket that will take the Cygnus spacecraft into orbit.

WBOC reports that people on the East Coast should be able to see the rocket when it is set to lift off at 9:13 p.m. depending on weather conditions.

This will be the first resupply mission at Wallops since a rocket exploded on the launch pad in October of 2014.

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The Obama administration has decided against offshore drilling along southeast coastal areas.

And the announcement was hailed by environmentalists as a major victory.

The Assateague Coastal Trust issued a statement in which they said this was the result of a major effort by the coastal communities to speak out against oil and natural gas development.

The Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said that the decision would protect the sensitive areas while safely developing the nation’s energy resources.

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Wallops Flight Facility has successfully launched the Terrier-Improved Malemute sounding rocket containing Multiple User Suborbital Instrument Carrier.

Liftoff occurred at 9:50 a.m.

It reached 115 miles apogee before returning to earth.

Wallops officials say the payload is being recovered and that the data and analysis from the instruments look good.

It has been set to lift off last week, but was delayed because of weather conditions.

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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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WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) - A rocket carrying student experiments has been launched from Virginia's Eastern Shore.

NASA says it launched the Terrier-Improved Malemute suborbital sounding rocket at 6:04 a.m. Wednesday from the Wallops Island Flight Facility. The rocket descended by parachute into the Atlantic Ocean after flying to an altitude of about 97 miles.

NASA says in a news release that the launch was witnessed by more than 60 university and college students and instructors from across the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

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WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) - NASA has scheduled a weekend launch of a rocket from its Wallops Island Flight Facility in Virginia.

NASA says the Terrier-Improved Malemute suborbital sounding rocket will carry experiments developed by undergraduate students at Virginia Tech, the University of Colorado, Northwest Nazarene University, the University of Puerto Rico and the University of Nebraska.

The launch is scheduled for Saturday between 6:30 a.m. and 10 a.m.

NASA had planned to launch the rocket in March but postponed the launch because of weather.

Rocket Launch from Wallops Postponed

Sep 18, 2014
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WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) - A scheduled rocket launch for the Department of Defense this weekend at NASA's Wallops Island Flight Facility has been postponed.

NASA didn't give a reason Thursday for the postponement of Saturday's launch of the Terrier-Lynx suborbital rocket.

NASA says in a news release that no new launch date has been determined.

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WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) - The launch of a Defense Department rocket from Wallops Island has been postponed due to inclement weather.

The launch window for the Terrier-Lynx suborbital rocket was originally set to open on Tuesday. NASA says the rocket will now launch no earlier than Saturday night.

A second rocket is expected to be launched about two weeks after the first rocket.

The rockets may be visible to residents in the mid-Atlantic region.

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WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) - NASA says it will investigate an anomaly detected during the launch of a sounding rocket that prematurely ended its flight.

The Terrier-Improved Malemute ended its flight about 19 seconds after it was launched at 4:36 a.m. Wednesday from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia's Eastern Shore.

A flight anomaly with the rocket's second stage motor was detected by range controllers.

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WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) - An upcoming launch from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia's Eastern Shore is testing new suborbital rocket technologies.

NASA says the launch is expected to take place between 4 a.m. and 5 a.m. on Saturday. If weather delays the flight, the backup launch days are Sunday and July 2.

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The rocket stands 130 feet tall and 13 feet wide.

It’s twice the size of the Minotour.

It is the largest rocket ever to be launched from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility.

And the Orbital Sciences Corporation’s Antares it is set to go off tomorrow sometime after 5 pm.