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A flight test of a NASA Terrier-Improved Malemute suborbital sounding rocket was successfully conducted on Jan. 11, 2012 from NASA’s launch range at the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Launch time was 8:25 a.m. The launch vehicle is being developed to support NASA science missions.
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A flight test of a NASA Terrier-Improved Malemute suborbital sounding rocket was successfully conducted on Jan. 11, 2012 from NASA’s launch range at the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Launch time was 8:25 a.m. The launch vehicle is being developed to support NASA science missions.

NASA plans to launch two sounding rockets from its Wallops Island Flight Facility in Virginia Tuesday morning.

The launches will support a joint project between NASA and the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency — the organizations plan to study a global electrical current that sweeps through the upper layers of the atmosphere.

NASA says the single-stage Black Brant V will collect data on the neutral and charged particles through which it travels. A trail of lithium gas will be shot out from the two-stage Terrier-Improved Orion to track how the upper atmospheric wind varies with altitude.

The two rockets were originally scheduled to launch Monday morning, but high clouds moved in and caused NASA to postpone the launch to Tuesday. The rockets are set to blast off between 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

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