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The Wallops Flight Facility had a successful launch this week with the sounding rocket that went vapors into space to track the motion of particles more than a 100 miles above the earth's surface.

But the spaceport is gearing up for a set of more impressive launches -- the missions to resupply the International Space Station.

Kurt Eberly, vice president of Orbital ATK Antares, said there is a contract for a total of ten resupply missions.

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The eleventh time was a charm at Wallops Flight Facility.

At 4:25 this morning NASA launched its sounding rocket that will release vapor into the upper atmosphere to study the motion of particles in space.

The red and blue-and-green clouds could be visible along the mid-Atlantic coast from New York to North Carolina.

They are expected to reach more than a hundred miles in space.

The launch had been delayed 10 times before because of cloudy weather and rain.

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The new date for the launch of the sounding rocket at Wallops Flight Facility is now June 24th.

This will be the 10th attempt after previous missions were scrubbed because of weather conditions.

The area in recent weeks has been hit with high winds, thunderstorms and cloud cover.

If the sky is clear Wallops officials expect to make another try around just after 9 p.m. on Saturday.

The rocket will contain canisters that will release red and blue-and-green vapors that will form clouds over a 100 miles above the earth.

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The launch of a sounding rocket from Wallops Flight Facility was scrubbed against last night.

It had originally had been scheduled to liftoff on June 18th.

This is the 9th delay so far.

The rocket will send out canisters with that disperse red and blue-green vapors forming artificial clouds so scientists can track the motion of particles in space.

They will reach over a 100 miles above the earth’s surface.

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Yet another delay for the sounding rocket launch at Wallops Flight Facility yesterday.

It had originally been scheduled to liftoff on June 18th.

This is the 8th delay so far.

NASA officials will meet this afternoon for a weather briefing before making a decision on whether to attempt another launch.

The rocket will send out canisters with that disperse red and blue-green vapors forming artificial clouds so scientists can track the motion of particles in space.

They will reach over a 100 miles above the earth’s surface.

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It was a no-go against last night at the Wallops Flight Facility.

The launch of the sounding rocket was called off in the final minutes of the count down.

It is the 7th time that the mission has been scrubbed.

The mission would take about eight minutes sending up red and blue-green tracer clouds over a hundred miles above the earth’s surface.

Scientists need clear weather so they can track the vapors to study the motion of particles in space.

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The Sounding Rocket launch at Wallops Flight Facility has been canceled yet again due to cloud cover.

It was the sixth attempt and another is scheduled for this evening after 9 p.m.

The mission requires clear skies so that scientists can track the red and blue-green vapors that will be released over a 100 miles above the earth.

Scientists will use the vapers to track the motion of particles in space.

When dispersed they will be visible in the mid-Atlantic region from New York to North Carolina.

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The Sounding Rocket expected to fire off into the skies from the Wallops Flight Facility is still on the launch pad.

It has been scheduled to take off early Sunday morning but it was once again postponed.

It has now been put off until June 11th.

NASA says clear skies are required for the experiment aboard the rocket.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the payload of 670 pounds contains canisters that will send blue-green and red vapor up over a 100 miles into the air.

The aim is to track the motion of particles in space.

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There’s been another delay for the launch of a Sounding Rocket from Wallops Flight Facility.

It has now been postponed for tomorrow morning at around 4:30 a.m.

The rocket will release blue-green and red vapors as high as 124 miles above the earth to track the motion of particles in space.

The experiment requires clear skies and was postponed by weather conditions.

The colorful clouds will be visible in the mid-Atlantic region from New York to North Carolina.

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The Sounding Rocket launch at the Wallops Flight Facility has been delayed until tomorrow morning due to weather conditions.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the cloud experiment requires clear skies for scientists to be able to see the red and blue-green vapors that will track the motion of particles in space.

The experiment is expected to be visible in the mid-Atlantic region from New York to North Carolina.

The launch is now set to take place in the 4 o’clock hour tomorrow morning.

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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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Another Wallops Flight Facility launch has been scrubbed due to poor weather conditions with the next backup date set for tomorrow.

The rocket payload is the Multiple User Suborbital Instrument Carrier that contains a number of engineering development projects and experiments from West Virginia University under a NASA undergraduate program.

It will be carried up into orbit by Terrier Improved Malemute sounding rocket.

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WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) - NASA says preliminary indications show that a modified motor performed as planned during a test flight.

The space agency launched a NASA Black Brant IX suborbital sounding rocket at 7:07 p.m. Wednesday from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia to test the modified Black Brant motor. A launch vehicle, spacecraft systems and sub-payload technologies also were tested.

NASA says in a news release that the technology experiments are undergoing a preliminary data analysis.

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The Wallops Flight facility has cancelled the launch of a sounding rocket today.

But it has rescheduled it for tomorrow.

The recent stormy weather from Hurricane Joaquin forced the NASA facility to delay the launch.

The suborbital Black Brant IX sounding rocket will take off between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. tomorrow night.

And it should be visible to residents in the Mid-Atlantic region.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the launch will be testing the Black Brant motor in a two stage rocket.

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NASA has put off the launch of a sounding rocket at Wallops Flight Facility from Tuesday to Wednesday.

The facilities officials blamed the delay on the recent storm that swept through the area from Hurricane Joaquin.

The mission is aimed at testing new equipment that would make the missions less risky and cheaper.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the flight was to test the Black Branch motor with two stages.

In addition, the paper says the mission will be testing a new fabricating method for the payload.

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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's Wallops Flight Facility is holding an open house for the public to celebrate its 70th anniversary.

The event will be held on Saturday. Wallops launched its first rocket on June 27, 1945.

Wallops director Bill Wrobel says in a news release that the facility wants to give the public a first-hand look at its diverse missions.

The scientific balloon lab and the sounding rocket payload facility are among the facilities that will be open.

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WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) - A rocket carrying student experiments is scheduled to be launched this week from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

NASA says the experiments were 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 NASA Terrier-Improved Malemute sounding rocket is scheduled to be launched on Friday between 6:45 a.m. and 10 a.m.

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WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) - NASA says the incorrect installation of equipment caused the launch of a sounding rocket on Virginia's Eastern Shore to end prematurely.
 
The agency said Monday that an investigation shows the failure of the July 2014 launch was linked to the installation process for the second stage igniter.
 
The Terrier-Improved Malemute ended its flight about 19 seconds after it was launched from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility when a flight anomaly was detected.
 

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WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) - A problem in the payload has delayed the test flight of a suborbital sound rocking from NASA's Wallops Island Facility on Virginia's Eastern Shore.

The space agency says the problem would have interfered with transmission of data during the flight.

The launch was scheduled for Thursday morning. NASA says a new launch date hasn't been determined.

The three-stage vehicle's flight is meant to support high-altitude space science research.