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SubTEC-9 was the ninth technology development flight and included both in-house experiments and one GSFC partnered piggy-back experiment. The primary objective of this mission was to test a new high data rate (~40 Mbps) C-band telemetry system. Additional experiments included a new start tracker as well as Ethernet cameras, a new battery system, and several other technologies.

List of experiments::
Wallops Integrated Star Tracker (WaIST)
High Rate C-Band Telemetry (~40 Mbps)
Haigh-Farr GPS/S-band Combo Antenna
Space Eye 320 Ethernet Cameras
Gigabit Ethernet Switch w/ Time Stamping
NSROC Ethernet Sensor Suite
Wallops Solid State Peripheral Control Relay Board (SPECTR)
Next-Gen Battery (lithium ion)
Command Uplink D/A Board Redesign
Constant Current Buck Box (C2B2)
Autonomous Rocket Tracker (ART)
Printed Hybrid Electronics (PHE) Demo

For more information on SubTEC-9, visit: https://www.nasa.gov/Wallops/2023/feature/nasa-sounding-rocket-launch-from-wallops-to-test-new-technologies/

The Principal Investigators were Ms. Cathy Hesh and Mr. Josh Yacobucci/NASA Wallops Flight Facility

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 SubTEC 9 mission was launched on April 25, 2023 from NASA Wallops Flight Facility,