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3:31 pm
Mon January 12, 2015

NASA Finds Cause of Sounding Rocket Failure at Wallops

Sounding Rocket
Credit Wallops Flight Facility Website

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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12:20 pm
Thu September 6, 2012

Wallops Island: Failure to Launch

Talos-Terrier-Oriole Rocket, nasa.gov

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.