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46.020 GT Terrier-Improved Malemute was launched from Wallops Island, VA on October 24, 2019. The SubTEC 8 mission tested several new technologies under development by the Sounding Rockets Program Office (SRPO). The main purpose for the mission was to test deployable sub-payloads with telemtery transmitters to enable distributed measurements during science flights.The Principal Investigator was Ms. Cathy Hesh/NASA Wallops Flight Facility

For more on this mission, visit: https://www.nasa.gov/wallops/2019/feature/nasa-technology-gets-night-time-flight-test-at-wallops

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.

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Google Earth map showing Wallops Flight Facility

The SubTEC 8 mission was launched on October 24, 2019 from NASA Wallops Flight Facility,.