WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (WAVY) — NASA has tried eight times to launch a Terrier-Improved Malemute sounding rocket from the Wallops Island Flight Facility within the past few weeks. Eight times the launch has been rescheduled.
This eighth try was set for Sunday, but was canceled because of high winds. The launch was rescheduled for Saturday, June 24.
Previous attempts at the launch were scrubbed for reasons that included cloud cover and “poor science conditions.”
NASA says 10 canisters will be deployed during the test, roughly six to 12 miles from the rocket. These canisters will deploy blue-green and red vapor to form artificial clouds, and allow scientists to track particle motions.
These vapors will be visible from New York down to North Carolina.
Stay with WAVY for updates on the launch.