Suborbital Launch From Wallops Today (Update: Launch)

Rocket Launch Completed From NASA Wallops

"The launch of a NASA Terrier-Improved Orion suborbital rocket was successfully conducted at 7:16 a.m. EDT today from NASAs Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The launch was to test several new rocket and spacecraft technologies."

Keith's 9 Jun note: NASA Wallops is trying to launch a Terrier-improved Orion suborbital sounding rocket from NASA's Launch Range at the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia today. At liftoff time @NASA_Wallops Tweeted ... 7:09: "Terrier Armed" ... 7:11 "And we have no launch" ... 7:21: "We have a hang fire. The launch signal was sent, but nothing happened. Now we wait 30 minutes for safety before inspecting the craft." 7:22: "We have a launch window through 10 a.m. If everything checks out we may be able to try again."

There is a live webcast link here that was supposed to start at 6 am EDT but I cannot seem to get it to work. According to a WFF source: "A decision has been made to lower the launcher, take a look at the system and the decide if we should try again today."

It has been months since WFF PAO took the WFF Operations Schedule page offline. Here are the upcoming launches that WFF does not want to tell the public about courtesy of the latest issue of Wallop's "Inside the Gate":

June 9-11 -- 7-10:0 a.m. -- Terrier-Improved Orion
June 23-25 -- 6-9 a.m. -- Terrier Improved Orion
June 27-July 10 -- Evening -- Minotaur/ORS-1
July 5-23 -- Day -- 2 Terrier-Improved Orions/2 Black Brant Vs
July 21-23 -- Day -- Terrier-Improved Orion
August 3-5 -- Day -- Terrier-Improved Malemute

Kei9 June 9:15 am EDT update: A Wallops source reports: "launch scrubbed today - will try again tomorrow"

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