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Northam addresses offshore drillingTasley Eastern Shore NewsSecondly, he cited Orbital Sciences' $1.9 billion Taurus II rocket project at Wallops Island, saying the state spent $15 million of tax money on incentives ...and more »
Majority of crowd at Norfolk meeting opposes drilling off Virginia's coastDaily PressAnd NASA fires rockets from Wallops Island on the Eastern Shore that could fall within the zone. Amy Bull, project manager of Wallops Research Park, ...and more »
Accomack seeks drilling impact reportDelmarva Daily TimesShe said drilling "should not be permitted in mission-critical sections of the Wallops Range area." The lease area overlaps with the NASA Wallops Flight ...
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Movers & Shakers: John HelfertyTemple News... ballooning and designing, and sending payloads on a sounding rocket to sub-orbital height out of NASA Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Vir. ...
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Launch of a Terrier-Improved Malamute with 2 cubesats from Wallops Island, VA. Video is from the live NASA webcast. Two cubesats developed by university students in Kentucky and California are scheduled for launch March 27 on a Terrier-Improved Malemute suborbital sounding rocket from NASAs Launch Range at the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. NASA is flying the cubesats as secondary experiments on the flight which has a main purpose of testing the Improved Malemute rocket motor. Based on the approved range schedule, the rocket is set for launch between 10 am and 2 pm EDT. The backup launch days are March 28 through April 2. The rocket will be visible to residents in the Wallops area. The web cast for the launch will begin at 9 am The launch status also can followed at: www.twitter.com/NASA_wallops
NASA TV aired a highlight covering several educational missions they will be launching in the near future, the SOCEM mission was covered. Here is a look at some of the testing that students participated in at the Goddard Flight Facility at Wallops Island, Virginia
Here is the video from a test deployment test for the Sub-Orbital CubeSat Experimental Mission. The test took place at the NASA Goddard Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Virginia. SOCEM will be launching on Wallops Hall 12.067 on 11 March, 2010
Students in Dr. Sara Grove's Honors Colloquium, along with several students from other organizations, journeyed to Wallops Island, VA, where they learned about connections between the Shippensburg region and the Chesapeake Bay. This video is an excerpt from a documentary about the trip.
From Wallops Island, VA NASA launched a Black Brandt XII sounding rocket in an experiment to study noctilucent clouds. I observed the cloud dispersal from MT. Greylock, MA. The pictures were stills taken with a Nikon digital camera and processed with Adope Premier Elements.
PLEASE CLICK "MORE INFO" ABOVE, AND READ THIS IN ITS ENTIRETY BEFORE COMMENTING... NASA Black Brant XII / CARE Mission Launched 9-19-2009 from Wallops Island, Va. For more info about the science mission, read: wpdp.colorado.edu For more info about the launch, go to: www.nasa.gov A video showing the actual rocket being launched is here: www.youtube.com Videotaped from Eldersburg, Md. (approx. 130 miles NW of Wallops Island) Launch and Cloud Dispersal videotaped using "Color Slow Shutter" mode (1/2 second binning), daylight color balance, manual focus set to infinity. Sony digital camcorder DCR-TRV22, processed with Windows Movie Maker. The apparent "slow-motion" appearance at normal speed is an artifact of the slow-speed "shutter" of the low-light mode for this camcorder. Each frame is about a 1/3 to 1/2 second exposure, letting the CCD accumulate more photons so faint objects can be imaged. The rocket launch (first scene) is shown at normal speed. Then the cloud (rocket exhaust) release is shown at 8X normal speed first, as it is easier to see how the cloud was generated and dispersed when sped up. This repeats 2 more times without subtitles; finally, the cloud release is shown at normal speed. The object moving from left-to-right near the bottom, is just a passenger jet on approach to BWI airport, 20 miles to the SW. Except for editing out the ~6 minutes between launch and dispersal, and speeding up playback of the dispersal (the first 3 playbacks), no processing ...
Disregard the audio as the webcast was 10 seconds off. This is the launch of the Black Brant XII rocket from Wallops Island VA as part of the CARE mission to do something with clouds. You'll see some lights on the horizon which is a cruise ship on the Chesapeake Bay and off to the left is the rocket itself, heading up toward a star (I think Vega) in the SE sky.
Dr. Billie Reed is the excutive director of the Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority which operates the FAA-licensed commercial spaceport on Wallops Island, VA. known as the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS).
NASA SOAREX 7 (condensed) launch video from Wallops Island, VA on May 28, 2009. This was a test of a prototype "TDRV," or Tube Deployed Reentry Vehicle designed and built by NASA Ames Research Center. The TDRV is unique in that it has a deployable, flexible heatshield and utilizes a revolutionary geometry which is entirely self-stabilizing, requiring no alignment or spin-stabilization prior to entry. At 15 seconds, TDRV ejection is seen from the rocket. At 22 seconds, the view switches to TDRV onboard video, and shows the vehicle passively go from a tumbling state to stable nose-down entry.
Tour of Wallops Island Facilities.
A successful NASA flight test has shown that a spacecraft returning to Earth can use an inflatable heat shield to slow and protect itself as it enters the atmosphere at hypersonic speeds. This was the first time anyone has successfully flown an inflatable reentry capsule, according to engineers at NASA's Langley Research Center. The Inflatable Re-entry Vehicle Experiment, or IRVE, was vacuum-packed into a 15-inch diameter payload "shroud" and launched on a small sounding rocket from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va. Nitrogen inflated the 10-foot (3 m) diameter heat shield, made of several layers of silicone-coated industrial fabric, to a mushroom shape in space several minutes after liftoff.
NASA LAUNCH TESTS INFLATABLE SPACECRAFT AEROSHELL - LARC (NEW) Researchers from NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., are developing a new lightweight inflatable spacecraft heat shield. They launched Re-entry Vehicle Experiment (IRVE) at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, Va., using a sounding rocket. Tests showed a space capsule returning to Earth could use an inflatable outer shell to slow and protect itself at atmospheric entry.
This is a launch I worked on with the RockSat program at NASA Wallops Flight Facility. The rocket was a two stage Terrier MK-12 / Improved Orion sounding rocket. It was launched from Wallops Island on June 26th, 2009 and reached an altitude of 114 km (73 miles) before returning to earth and being successfully retrieved. The payload contained 10 canisters carrying experiments from more than 20 different Universities.
Max Launch Abort System - NASA Engineering & Safety Center NASA has successfully demonstrated an alternate system for future astronauts to escape their launch vehicle. A simulated launch of the Max Launch Abort System, or MLAS, took place Wednesday morning at 6:26 am at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, Va. The unpiloted launch tested an alternate concept for safely propelling a future spacecraft and its crew away from a problem on the launch pad or during ascent. The MLAS consists of four solid rocket abort motors inside a bullet-shaped composite fairing attached to a full-scale mockup of the crew module.
RockOn! and RockSat launch at 05:30 on a Terrier Orion sounding rocket from Wallops Island, VA.
This is the rocket launch from wallops island flight facility.
A fairly birds eye view of the Wallops Island spaceshot on May 19th 2009...my cellphone film does not do it justice...the ground shook!
May 19, 2009 - Wallops Flight Facility. A Minotaur rocket made a twilight ascent into space from Virginia's Eastern Shore Tuesday evening, successfully carting an experimental satellite into orbit to begin a year of tactical military exercises on the final frontier. The 69-foot-tall Minotaur 1 booster lit its first stage and barreled into the sky at 7:55 pm EDT (2355 GMT) from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at Wallops Island, Va. The flight was delayed two weeks after bad weather and technical problems triggered three scrubs. The unavailability of range tracking equipment pushed the launch back another 11 days. The four-stage rocket reached a 264-mile-high orbit about 9 minutes after liftoff, and then began a one-by-one sequence of deploying its payloads. The Air Force's TacSat 3 satellite separated from the Minotaur's fourth stage about 12 minutes after liftoff. NASA's PharmaSat biology research spacecraft was released next. PharmaSat is a 10-pound satellite loaded with yeast cells in 48 microscopic sample containers in a fully-functional miniature laboratory. PharmaSat was deployed 22 minutes after liftoff from a self-contained deployment system called a P-POD. The bread loaf-sized satellite contacted a ground station later Tuesday night, confirming it was in good shape following the launch. The Minotaur also carried three tiny CubeSats: CP6 for California Polytechnic State University, HawkSat 1 for the Maryland-based Hawk Institute for Space Sciences, and AeroCube ...
NASA's PharmaSat nanosatellite successfully launched at 4:55 pm PDT from NASAs Wallops Flight Facility and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport located at Wallops Island, Va. After PharmaSat separates from the Minotaur 1 rocket and successfully enters low Earth orbit at approximately 285 miles above the Earth, it will activate and begin transmitting radio signals to two ground control stations. The primary ground station at SRI International, Menlo Park, Calif., will transmit mission data from the satellite to the spacecraft operators in the mission control center at NASA's Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif. A secondary station is located at Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, Calif. When NASA spaceflight engineers make contact with PharmaSat, which could happen as soon as one hour after launch, the satellite will receive a command to initiate its experiment, which will last 96 hours. Once the experiment begins, PharmaSat will relay data in near real-time up to six months, to mission managers, engineers and project scientists for further analysis. PharmaSat weighs approximately 10 pounds. It contains a controlled environment micro-laboratory packed with sensors and optical systems that can detect the growth, density and health of yeast cells and transmit that data to scientists for analysis on Earth. PharmaSat will also monitor the levels of pressure, temperature and acceleration the yeast and the satellite experience while circling Earth at 17000 miles per hour ...
Launch of the Minotaur rocket carrying the TacSat3 military satellite and other payloads from the NASA Wallops Flight Facility - Wallops Island, VA. Watch the launch through first and second stages. Launched on May 19, 2009
TacSat 3 Launch from Wallops Island Flight Facility VIP Viewing Spot on May 19, 2009
"A Minotaur rocket with a low-cost, high-tech demonstration satellite was launched from the eastern coast of Virginia at 7:55 pm EDT this evening" - Space Flight Now (spaceflightnow.com "WALLOPS ISLAND, VIRGINIA NASA'S Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia was the site of the launch of an Air Force Minotaur I rocket carrying the Air Force Research Laboratorys TacSat-3 satellite and two secondary payloads. The TacSat-3 launch was the third Minotaur vehicle launched from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceports launch pad 0B on the southern end of Wallops Island. The launch was seen throughout the mid-Atlantic area. The two secondary payloads are NASAs PharmaSat microsatellite, developed at the Ames Research Center in California, and NASAs CubeSat Technology Demonstration experiments, which includes three four-inch cubed satellites, developed by universities and industry. Air Force Space Commands Space and Missile Systems Centers Space Development and Test Wing at Kirtland AFB, NM, has overall management of the mission. The back-up launch days for this mission are May 6 through 9. Information about the TacSat-3/Minotaur 1 mission is available on the Internet at: www.nasa.gov
The TacSat-3 launch will be the third Minotaur vehicle launched from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceports launch pad 0B on the southern end of Wallops Island.
Rocket launch Wallops Island, Va view from Longneck, De
This video was take from the deck of a beach house on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Due to the clouds you will see it disappear and reappear a few times. Sorry the quality is not the best.
Rocket launched from Wallops Island
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Tonight's rollback of the Gantry surrounding the Minotaur 1 rocket. Weather forced a launch scrub as the countdown was held at T- 1 hour. WALLOPS ISLAND, VIRGINIA NASA'S Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia will be the site of the launch of an Air Force Minotaur I rocket carrying the Air Force Research Laboratorys TacSat-3 satellite and two secondary payloads between 8 and11 pm EDT, May 5. The TacSat-3 launch will be the third Minotaur vehicle launched from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceports launch pad 0B on the southern end of Wallops Island. The launch may be seen throughout the mid-Atlantic area. The two secondary payloads are NASAs PharmaSat microsatellite, developed at the Ames Research Center in California, and NASAs CubeSat Technology Demonstration experiments, which includes three four-inch cubed satellites, developed by universities and industry. Air Force Space Commands Space and Missile Systems Centers Space Development and Test Wing at Kirtland AFB, NM, has overall management of the mission. The back-up launch days for this mission are May 6 through 9. Information about the TacSat-3/Minotaur 1 mission is available on the Internet at: www.nasa.gov The status of the mission, including during the countdown, can be found at: Telephone: 757-824-2050 Twitter: twitter.com Web Cast: sites.wff.nasa.gov Radio: 760 AM (in the Wallops area)
This is a promo we created for a story about the NASA facility on Wallops Island in Eastern Virginia.
...ISLAND, Va., May 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will join with Accomack County, Virginia, and the Marine Science Consortium, a nonprofit educational institution comprised of 14 State of Pennsylvania colleges and universities, to officially recognize the...
NASA is launching a rocket from Wallops Island, VA. Should be able to be seen from as far north as Maine, as far south as Florida, and as far west as Ohio. www.msnbc.msn.com Also some random stuff. ... rocket launch wallops island random
Wallops Island Launch Facility Prepares for Tuesday Launch of Minotaur 1 Rocket with Air Force Satellites
Want more? Subscribe to NASA on iTunes! phobos.apple.com Or get tweeted by NASA: twitter.com Nearly every spring since 1991, researchers including William Krabill of NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Va., have flown on a NASA aircraft over Greenland, collecting measurements of ice thickness from an altitude of about 2000 feet. Now, on March 30, Krabill and colleagures return to collect updated measurements. This time, however, the mission is set to be more extensive than ever ...
FIRST Robotics Team 1829, Eastern Shore Robotics from Wallops Island, VA with their robot named "Bubbles" at the NASA/VCU Regional in Richmond, VA. The team was awarded the Xerox Creativity Award and the Regional Engineering Inspiration Award and will advance to the Championship in Atlanta, GA! Go Bubbles! ... FIRST robotics eastern shore frc team 1829 bubbles
RoboTex at Wallops Island, 2005.
Launch of a modified Orion sounding rocket from the NASA Wallops Island Flight Facility at 6:36 am on June 27, 2008. This rocket contained the RockOn workshop Geiger counter payloads. ... New Project
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