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Suborbital Sounding Rocket (Terrier-Improved Orion) Launch
March 7, 2016 @ 6:30 AM - 10:45 AM ESTFree
The technologies flying on the Terrier-Improved Orion rocket are the Radiation Tolerant Computer System (RadPC) from Montana State University, Bozeman; the Vibration Isolation Platform (VIP) from Controlled Dynamics, Huntington Beach, California; and Sub-Orbital Aerodynamic Re-entry Experiments-9 (SOAREX-9) from NASA’s Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California.
NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate is sponsoring the technologies flown on this flight.
The 448-pound two-stage rocket is predicted to reach 100-miles altitude and impact in the Atlantic Ocean 56 miles from Wallops Island 19 minutes after launch. Parachute recovery of the payload is planned.
Launch window: 7:00am – 10:45am (livestream will begin 3o minutes before launch window opens)
The launch may be seen in the Wallops region from southern Delaware to the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. Launch viewing information
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