RockOn sounding rocket successfully launches from Wallops

August 17, 2023
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The RockOn sounding rocket launched from Wallops this morning at 6 a.m. EDT carrying student experiments to suborbital space. These missions provide students with real-world, hands-on opportunities building and launching an experiment.

The RockOn! sounding rocket launch was rescheduled for this morning between 6-10 a.m. EDT.

The mission had been postponed following an anomaly that occurred on the RockSat-X student sounding rocket launch on Wednesday, Aug. 16. Initial investigation shows that there was an issue with the RockSat-X second stage that led to the payload falling back down within the established hazard area. Teams are working on recovery of the payload and motor. The RockOn launch vehicle uses a different second stage, which has been cleared for flight.

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