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New video available: https://vimeo.com/189246610
Wallops summer intern, Kjell Redal, created a video about the RockSat-X project and specifically followed the Hawaii team.

The RockSat-X carries student developed experiments and is a follow on mission to RockOn and RockSat-C. RockSat-X experiments are more advanced than RockOn and RockSat-C and include full featured sounding rocket support systems, such as telemetry, attitude control and recovery. RockSat-X experiments are exposed to the space environment enabling measurement of variables outside the payload. The Principal Investigator is Mr. Chris Koehler/Colorado Space Grant Consortium.

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Drawing of a Terrier-Black Brant sounding rocket

The Terrier-Improved Malemute is a two stage sounding rocket with a Terrier first stage and Improved Malemute second stage. This vehicle can reach altitudes of about 600 km. Payloads weighing from 400 to 1200 pounds can be flown.

Additional sounding rocket vehicles



Google Earth map showing Wallops Flight Facility

The RockSat-X mission launched on August 17, 2016 from NASA Wallops Flight Facility.