46.022 UO KOEHLER/COLORADO SPACE GRANT
ROCKSAT-X

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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.

For more information about RockSat-X, visit:
https://spacegrant.colorado.edu/national-programs/rs-x-home

 

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 will be launched from NASA Wallops Flight Facility.