Wallops Flight Facility plans to launch a Black Brant IX sounding rocket next week. The suborbital launch is scheduled for Monday, Aug. 17, with the launch window from 7 to 11 a.m. Backup days are Aug. 18-25. The total flight time on this mission is about 25 minutes.
Mariners are urged to avoid the area of the launch, which can be tracked on Wallops Plot on Marine Channel 12. The backup is Marine Channel 22.
Mission updates and completion will be noted on the Wallops launch status line at 824-2050.