The NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center will continue offering public programs and events in October. A full description of the programs can be found online at https://www.nasa.gov/content/wallops-visitor-center/public-programs. A full description of the event on October 8th from 7 – 10 p.m. (International Observe the Moon Night) is available online athttps://www.nasa.gov/content/wallops-visitor-center/special-events.

So, What’s Up At Wallops?

Poker Flat Campaign Preparations Underway

Wallops Flight Facility’s Sounding Rocket Program Office is hard at work testing payload systems for its January – February 2017 launch campaign from Poker Flat Research Range, located north of Fairbanks, Alaska. https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/poker-flat-campaign-preparations-underway

New Wave Buoy Boosts Wallops’ Shoreline Protection Efforts

A new offshore directional wave buoy is reinforcing NASA’s efforts to manage, protect and renourish the Wallops Island shoreline, which protects some $1.2 billion in federal and state assets. https://www.nasa.gov/feature/new-wave-buoy-boosts-wallops-shoreline-protection-efforts

Wallops Earns Grant for STEM, Visitor Center Initiatives

NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center was recently awarded a $604,000 grant to implement a new STEM in Action project to develop science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs and upgrades to the Visitor Center.https://www.nasa.gov/feature/wallops-earns-grant-for-stem-visitor-center-initiatives

NASA-Funded Scientific Ballooners Wrap Up Fourth and Final Campaign

The scientists of the BARREL team sent their last balloon soaring toward the stratosphere over Sweden on Aug. 30, 2016, capping off four years of launches to study how electrons precipitate into Earth’s atmosphere. https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2016/nasa-funded-scientific-ballooners-wrap-up-fourth-and-final-campaign

NASA Opens Media Accreditation, New Target Dates Set for Orbital ATK Resupply Launch from Virginia

Media accreditation now is open, with new launch dates, for the next NASA-contracted cargo resupply flight launching from Virginia to the International Space Station. https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-opens-media-accreditation-new-target-dates-set-for-orbital-atk-resupply-launch

Orbital ATK Cygnus Transported for Fueling

The Orbital ATK Cygnus spacecraft is transported from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility main base to Wallops Island for fueling on the night of September 19, 2016.  Cygnus, carrying cargo, supplies and experiments to the International Space Station, is scheduled for launch no earlier than Oct. 9 at 10:47 p.m. EDT on Orbital ATK’s Antares rocket from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport pad 0A on Wallops Island. https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/orbital-atk-cygnus-transported-for-fueling

Launch Information:

Date: No Earlier Than (N.E.T) October 9th

Launch Time: 10:47 p.m. EDT

Backup Dates: October 10th – 13th

Launch Vehicle: Antares

Type: Orbital – Cargo Resupply to the International Space Station (ISS)

A more specific date will be identified upon Orbital ATK’s completion of final operational milestones and technical reviews. To stay up to date on the status of the mission please check the Wallops website https://www.nasa.gov/centers/wallops/home.

 

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