WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) - A Department of Defense rocket is scheduled to be launched this weekend from NASA's Wallops Island facility in Virginia.

NASA says the launch of the Terrier-Lynx suborbital rocket is set for between midnight and 2 a.m. Sunday. Backup launch days are 10:30 p.m. on Oct. 18 and 12:30 a.m. on Oct. 19.

The launch 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 available.

Delayed: Wallops' Launch of Terrier-Lynx

Oct 1, 2014

The launch of the Terrier-Lynx suborbital Defense Department rocket set for this morning has been delayed at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility.

The next date is October 12th between midnight and 2 a.m.

There will be no real time broadcast of the launch nor will the visitor’s center be open.

But Keith Koehler, a spokesman for the Flight Facility, says that people around the Chesapeake Bay region may be able to see the rocket lift off.


There has been an uptick in the housing market.

On Delmarva, the continued growth at Wallops’ Island NASA facility has generated a housing boom, with the addition of over one-thousand new jobs.

Dale King, a realtor at Kennington Realty, told WMDT that the expansion at the flight facility has clearly been a boon to their business.

Nationally, the number of home sales has gone up with a 5-percent increase over last year and 9-percent over 2012.

Rocket Launch from Wallops Postponed

Sep 18, 2014

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.


     ATLANTIC, Va. (AP) - After several delays, NASA has launched five rockets from Virginia that are part of a study of the upper level jet stream.

     The rockets began blasting off just before 5 a.m. Tuesday from NASA's space center on Wallops Island. Bad weather had postponed other planned launches last week.

     The Anomalous Transport Rocket Experiment (ATREX) will help scientists understand the jet stream, which is located 60 to 65 miles above Earth's surface.


      ATLANTIC, Va. (AP) - NASA has delayed its planned launch of five rockets aimed at learning more about the jet stream's current at the edge of space.

     NASA initially said it would send up five rockets in five minutes from coastal Virginia early Thursday. But it subsequently announced Wednesday the launch was scrubbed due to a payload problem. The next attempt will be no earlier than Friday night.

     The rockets are to release a chemical trail to track winds circling Earth at up to 300 mph, about 65 miles above the surface.