A NASA Terrier-Improved Orion suborbital sounding rocket carrying experiments developed by students from across the nation is scheduled for launch June 20 from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.
The experiments were
developed through the RockOn and RockSat-C programs conducted with the Colorado
and Virginia and Space Grant Consortia. The programs are designed to provide
participants an introduction in building small experiments that can be launched
on sounding rockets. More than 100 students and instructors will be at Wallops
to witness the launch.
Based on the approved range schedule, the rocket
is set for launch between 5:30 and 10 a.m. EDT. The backup launch day is June
21. The rocket will be visible to residents in the Wallops region. The NASA
Visitor Center will open at 4:30 a.m. on launch day for viewing the
Live coverage of the launch is available via UStream beginning at
4:30 a.m. on launch day at: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nasa-tv-wallops
Launch status can be followed on launch day on Twitter at: http://www.twitter.com/NASA_Wallops
and Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/NASAWFF
Launch status also is available on the Wallops launch status line at