WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (WAVY) – A rocket blasted off from Wallops Island Wednesday night.
NASA launched the Black Brant IX suborbital sounding rocket to test a Black Brant motor, launch vehicle and spacecraft systems and sub-payload ejection technologies.
The successful launch at the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia took place at 7:07 p.m. The rocket traveled to a height of 160 miles then impacted in the Atlantic Ocean, NASA officials said.
The next launch currently scheduled from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility is a Terrier-Improved Malemute suborbital sounding rocket in November.