RockSat X

Wallops Island Facility,

This morning NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility scrubbed a suborbital sounding rocket launch that carries experiments by students from four universities, because of the presence of boats in the Atlantic Ocean.

NASA says the four university experiments are designed by students under the RockSat X program that allows them to experience designing, building, testing projects in space flight.

The rocket will soar to a height of 98 miles.

The flight will last 15 minutes with the payload splashing down around 65 miles off the Virginia coast.


NASA has rescheduled the launch of this morning’s suborbital sounding rocket from its Wallops Island Flight facility for Friday between 6:30 am and 10:30 am.

The university experiments on board are part of the educational project called RockSat X.

Program is aimed at providing students with the opportunity to design build and test their experiments.

The project is a joint effort between NASA and the Colorado Space Grant Consortium.