Sun, Jun 05, 2011
Flight Will Test Several New Small-Rocket Technologies
A test of several new rocket technologies will be conducted June
9 on a Terrier-Improved Orion suborbital sounding rocket from
NASA's Launch Range at the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.
Terrier Orion Sounding Rocket
The new technologies being tested include the Small
Rocket/Spacecraft Technology (SMART) platform, Autonomous Flight
Safety System, Low Cost Telemetry Transmitter, and an
electrohydrodynamic-based thermal control unit.
Based on the approved range schedule, the rocket is set for
launch between 0700 and 1000 EDT. The backup launch days are June
10 and 11. The rocket will be visible to residents in the Wallops
area. The NASA Visitor Center will open at 0600 on launch day for
viewing the launch.
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