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8:13 am
Mon October 13, 2014

Defense Department Rocket Launched From Wallops

Wallops Island Flight Facility
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WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) - NASA has launched a rocket for the Department of Defense from its Wallops Island Flight Facility in Virginia.

The space agency says the Terrier-Lynx suborbital rocket was launched at 12:27 a.m. Sunday.

The next scheduled launch from Wallops will be Orbital Sciences' Antares rocket on Oct. 24. NASA says the rocket will carry Orbital's Cyngus cargo carrier to the International Space Station.

The launch is expected to be visible to Mid-Atlantic residents.

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8:28 am
Fri September 26, 2014

Wallops Island Set for Defense Rocket Launch

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WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) - A Department of Defense rocket is scheduled to be launched from Virginia's Eastern Shore next month.

The launch of the Terrier-Lynx suborbital rocket is scheduled for Oct. 1 between 2:30 a.m. and 4:30 a.m. from NASA's Wallops Island Flight Facility.

October 12 is the backup launch day.

NASA says the rocket may be visible to residents in the Chesapeake Bay region.

The NASA Visitor Center at Wallops won't be open for viewing the launch. Real-time launch status updates won't be will be available.

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9:29 am
Tue August 13, 2013

Successful Launch at Wallops Flight Facility

Malemute Terrierk-Improved suborbital rocket
Credit NASA Wallops Flight Facility

A NASA MalemuteTerrier-Improved suborbital rocket lifted off this morning from Wallops Flight Facility this morning carrying experiment developed by university students from across the nation.

The experiments were developed through the RockSat-X program conducted with the Colorado Space Grant Constortium.

There were around 40 students and instructors on hand for the launch this morning.

The launch was dedicated to Brad Mason, a recent graduate from Crisfield High School who had been an intern at Wallops, and died in a crash earlier this summer.

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10:40 am
Fri September 21, 2012

NASA Rocket Launched From Wallops Flight Facility

Suborbital Rocket
Suborbital Rocket, nasa.gov

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) - NASA successfully launched four university experiments this morning on a Terrier-Improved Malemute suborbital sounding rocket from the agency’s launch range at the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.


Launched at 7:16:30 a.m. EDT, the rocket lofted the experiments to an altitude of 95.4 miles.