WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A test of several new rocket technologies will be conducted June 9 on a Terrier- Improved Orion suborbital sounding rocket from NASA's Launch Range at the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.
The new technologies being tested include the Small Rocket/Spacecraft Technology (SMART) platform, Autonomous Flight Safety System, Low Cost Telemetry Transmitter, and an electrohydrodynamic-based thermal control unit.
Further information on these systems is available on the Internet at:
Based on the approved range schedule, the rocket is set for launch between 7 and 10 a.m. EDT. The backup launch days are June 10 and 11. The rocket will be visible to residents in the Wallops area. The NASA Visitor Center will open at 6 a.m. on launch day for viewing the launch.
The launch will be webcast beginning at 6 a.m. on launch day at:
Launch status can be followed on Twitter at:
Launch status also is available at the Wallops launch status line at 757-824-2050.