Rocket launches from Wallops Island following delays

Credit: NASA

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (WAVY) — After multiple delays the Terrier-Improved Malemute suborbital sounding rocket launched from Wallops Island on March 1.

The launch, which is carrying a payload called the Multiple User Suborbital Instrument Carrier (MUSIC), had originally been scheduled for Feb. 22.

The payload is carrying engineering development projects and experiments from West Virginia University.

However, the launch of this equipment was rescheduled three times due to weather.

Wallops Island officials said last week that the launch had been pushed back to Monday, Feb. 29. They said the weather was not acceptable to conduct a launch that week.

With clear skies on Tuesday, the rocket took off from the island around 9:50 a.m.

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