NASA to test out sounding rocket technology at Wallops Center


NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) will test more than a few new sounding rocket technologies on June 9 at the NASA Launch series at the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The new technologies will contain the Small Rocket/Spacecraft Technology (SMART) platform, not expensive Telemetry Transmitter, Autonomous Flight security System, and an electro hydrodynamic-based thermal control unit.

The Sounding Rockets Program Office (SRPO), placed in NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center's Wallops Flight Facility, provide suborbital launch vehicles, payload development, and diverse field operations support to NASA and further government agencies.

Based on the accepted range plan, the rocket has been set for start on between 7 and 10 a.m. EDT. The backup launches being are June 10 and 11. Residents can vision the rocket in the Wallops area. The NASA Visitor Center will release on take-off day at 6 a.m. for performance the launch, a NASA report said.

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