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The RockOn workshop is intended to be an introductory flight opportunity to provided exposure to, and spark interest in, space based science missions. This will be accomplished by flying two classes of experiments.  First time participants will generally fly the simpler kit built experiment.  As educational institutions gain more experience, it is expected they will progress towards developing their own unique RockSat-C class experiments. The Principal Investigator is Mr. Christopher Koehler/Colorado Space Grant Consortium.

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Terrier-Improved Orion sounding rocket

The Terrier-Improved Orion is a two stage sounding rocket consisting of a Terrier first stage and an Orion second stage. The Terrier-Improved Orion is capable of reaching altitudes of about 350 km, depending on payload mass, and can carry payloads weighing 200 to 800 pounds.

Additional sounding rocket vehicles

Google Earth map showing Wallops Flight Facility

The RockOn mission launched from Wallops Island at NASA Wallops Flight Facility on June 24, 2016.