NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) will test several new sounding rocket technologies on June 9 at the NASA Launch Range at the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.
The new technologies will include the Small Rocket/Spacecraft Technology (SMART) platform, Low Cost Telemetry Transmitter, Autonomous Flight Safety System, and an electrohydrodynamic-based thermal control unit.
The Sounding Rockets Program Office (SRPO), located in NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center's Wallops Flight Facility, provides suborbital launch vehicles, payload development, and different field operations support to NASA and other government agencies.
Based on the accepted range schedule, the rocket has been set for launch between 7 and 10 a.m. EDT. The backup launch days are June 10 and 11. Residents can view the rocket in the Wallops area.
The NASA Visitor Center will open on take-off day at 6 a.m. for viewing the launch, a NASA report said