Double Header Launch from Wallops Flight Facility Wednesday Morning

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Two rockets will lift off just minutes apart Wednesday morning from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. These launches are NASA sounding rockets that will be carrying experiments developed by more than 30 university and community college teams for the Rock-Sat-X and RockOn/RockSat-X missions. The launch window is from 6 to 10am – the two…

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UPDATED: First Rocket Lab’s 1st US Launch from Wallops Flight Facility Tuesday Evening

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01/24/23 – 6pm – Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket blasted off from the Wallops Flight Facility at 6pm. This is their first launch from US soil – after 32 launches from New Zealand. =========================================== Monday’s Rocket Lab launch from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia was postponed because of weather. Rocket Lab’s first Electron launch is…

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Antares Lifts Off from the Wallops Flight Facility

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After a day’s delay, an Antares rocket lifted off from the Wallops Flight Facility on the eastern shore of Virginia just after 5:30 this morning. The Cygnus cargo ship, the SS Sally Ride, at the top of the Antares is carrying 8200 pounds of supplies to the International Space Station – including food, hardware, experiments…

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UPDATED: SCRUBBED – Antares Resupply Mission Lift Off from Wallops Rescheduled to Early Monday Morning

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UPDATED 11/06/22 5:40am – This morning’s launch of the Antares has been scrubbed because of a fire alarm going on in the Northrop Grumman Dulles facility, which has caused an evacuation of the building. They will attempt launch Monday morning at 5:27am ========================================================== There will be a launch of an Antares rocket from the Wallops…

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Wallops Launch Leaves A Glow In The Sky

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People across Delmarva were captivated by a glow in the sky Wednesday evening. As it turns out, it was the result of a launch from NASA Wallops Flight Facility on the Virginia Eastern Shore. A three-stage suborbital sounding rocket was launched for the Department of Defense. The mission is to “study ionization in space just…

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Antares Cygnus Successfully Launches At Wallops

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It was a successful launch at NASA Wallops Flight Facility Saturday, as Northrop Grumman’s Antares vehicle, carrying the Cygnus Spacecraft, lifted off on its way to the International Space Station. The cargo of supplies and scientific-related material is expected to arrive at the International Space Station early Monday. The spacecraft is named after Katherine Johnson,…

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Happy 75th Anniversary Wallops Flight Facility!

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Today is Wallops Flight Facility’s 75th Anniversary.  They’ve come a long way from the small test range for guided missile research that the facility started out as.  Today – they’re NASA’s premier location for suborbital and small orbital activities – including unmanned resupply missions to the International Space Station. 

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Headed to the International Space Station – from Virginia

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7400 pounds of science, supplies and hardware is on its way to the International Space Station.  An Antares rocket carrying the Cygnus spacecraft full of supplies lifted off from the Wallops Flight Facility at 4:44 this morning.  Cygnus will dock with the ISS Thursday morning and remain there until July 15.  

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ASPIRE Launch from Wallops Successful

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NASA had a successful launch Saturday morning.  ASPIRE is the Advanced Supersonic Parachute Inflation Research Experiment and NASA was testing a parachute for possible future missions to Mars. The parachute payload was deployed by a suborbital sounding rocket to an altitude of about 32 miles, then splashed-down in the Atlantic off Wallops Island where data…

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