News Archive
Alaska 2017 Campaign

Alaska 2017 Campaign →

Mutliple missions launched from Poker Flat Research Range during Winter 2017.

Antares OA-5

Antares OA-5 →

The Antares vehicle returned to flight on October 17, 2016.

RockSat-X 2017

RockSat-X 2016 →

Wallops Range continued its support of the RockSat-X program.

RockOn! 2016

RockOn! 2016 →

The RockOn! 2016 mission successfully lifted off at the Wallops Range on June 24.


DeLeon →

Wallops Range supported the launch of a two-stage Terrier MK12 Improved Orion at the Wallops Range March 7 with three experiments on board.



Wallops Range helped to successfully launch a two-stage Terrier MK12 Improved Malemute with multiple experiemtns on board.


Norway 2015 →

The Range made a second trip to Norway to launch two more sounding rockets.



A test flight for a new rocket motor launched aboard a two-stage Terrier MK70 from the Wallops Range.


Norway 2015 Campaign - CARE II →

The first of three Norway 2015 Campaign missions this year launched from Andøya Space Center.

RockSat-X 2015

RockSat-X 2015 →

A Terrier Mk12 - Improved Malemute sounding rocket carrying student experiments took off from the Wallops Range August 12, 2015.


Milliner →

Two experiments launched aboard a Terrier Black Brant for the Milliner launch mission.

RockSat-X 2014

RockSat-X 2014 →

The RockSat-X 2014 mission was launched April 18, 2015, after being delayed from August of last year.


MDA FTX-19 Launch →

Three Terrier Oriole sounding rockets launched in support of Missile Defense Agency operations Feb. 24, 2015/

Alaska 2015 Campaign

Alaska 2015 Campaign →

The Range supported the launch of five sounding rockets in January at the Poker Flat Research Range.

Norway 2014 Campaign

Norway 2014 Campaign →

The C-REX mission took flight from the Andoya Space Center Nov. 24, 2014.

Antares Orb-2

Antares Orb-2 →

Antares took flight again from the Wallops Range for its second flight to the International Space Station on July 13, 2014.

RockOn! VII

RockOn! VII →

The RockOn! Terrier-Improved Orion sounding rocket containing multiple student-built experiments
launched successfully at 7:21 a.m. EDT on June 26, 2014, from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility.

Antares ORB-1

Antares ORB-1 →

Antares launched with the Cygnus spacecraft for its first Resupply mission to the
International Space Station January 9, 2014.


ORS-3 →

A Minotaur I launched from Pad 0B on Nov. 19, 2013, for the ORS-3 mission carrying 29 satellites into space.


ORB-D1 →

Antares' first mission from Wallops to the ISS took flight Sept. 18, 2013, with its' Cygnus spacecraft onboard.



LADEE launched from Wallops Range on its way to the moon Sept. 6, 2013.

RockSat-X 2013

RockSat-X 2013 →

A sounding rocket carrying eight student experiments launched August 13, 2013, from the Wallops Range.

Daytime Dynamo II

Daytime Dynamo II →

It was rockets away on Fourth of July as the second Daytime Dynamo experiment launched from Wallops Range.

RockOn! VI

RockOn! VI →

Eight student experiments launched aboard a Terrier MK12-Improved Orion sounding rocket from Wallops Range on June 20, 2013.



A Black Brant XII sounding rocket carrying the Cosmic Infrared Background ExpeRiment (CIBER) was successfully launched June 5 from the Wallops Range.


Antares A-ONE Test Launch →

It was a historic day for Wallops Flight Facility when the Antares medium-class space launch vehicle – the largest rocket ever launched from the Wallops Range – made its maiden voyage on April 21, 2013.

Antares 7K

Antares 7K hotfire test →

RMMO helped support the successful engine test of the first stage of the Antares rocket scheduled to launch to the International Space Station (ISS) this year.



VISIONS sucessfully launched from Poker Flat Research Range Feb. 6, 2013, into an auroral substorm.

Lithium Test

Lithium Test Flight →

Red gas clouds lit up the sky January 29, 2013, as Wallops launched a sounding rocket carrying an experimental lithium canister payload.

Oriole Test

Talos/Terrier MK70/Oriole Test Launch →

The range successfully tested a third stage motor on a Talos/Terrier MK70/Oriole vehicle on Sept. 22, 2012.


RockSatX →

A two-stage Terrier Mk12 - Improved Malemute rocket with a payload integrated by university students and teachers launched from Wallops Range on Sept. 21, 2012.


IRVE-3 →

A sounding rocket carrying the third Inflatable Re-entry Vehicle Experiment (IRVE-3) was launched was Wallops Research Range July 23, 2012.

RockOn 2012

RockOn →

Seventeen educational experiments launched on a Terrier - Improved Orion suborbital sounding rocket on June 21, 2012, for this year's RockOn campaign.



The ATREX mission, a salvo of five rockets over a five minute span, launched from Wallops Island on March 27, 2012, a few minutes before the close of the 5 a.m. window.



The MICA (Magnetosphere-Ionosphere Coupling in the Alfvén resonator) launched from Poker Flat Research Range on February 18, 2012.

RRS to operate Bermuda tracking station →

NASA and the government of Bermuda signed an agreement on March 7, 2012, to establish a temporary mobile tracking station on Cooper's Island to support launches from the agency's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia including future commercial missions.


Terrier Mk70 - Improved Malemute →

The Range and Mission Management Office (RMMO) supported the successful launch of the Terrier Mk70-Improved Malemute sounding rocket on January 11, 2012, from the Wallops Research Range.



For the second consecutive year, the Research Range Services (RRS) Program deployed its mobile telemetry instrumentation, along with other important mobile assets and personnel, to the island of Andoya, Norway.s


Pfaff Daytime Dynamo →

RRS Program provided launch range services for the launch of a sub-orbital mission known as “Daytime Dynamo,” consisting of Black Brant V and Terrier-Orion sounding rockets.


ORS-1 Launch →

The RRS Program supported the Operationally Responsive Space-1 (ORS-1) launch from Pad 0B June 29 aboard a Minotaur I vehicle. This successful mission was the fourth Minotaur to leave the shores of the Research Range in the past 4 years.


SubTEC V →

RRS personnel continued their support of the Suborbital Technology Experiment Carrier mission with the launch of a Terrier-Improved Orion. This mission was the fourth flight of the SubTEC series and was configured to provide a re-usable platform for development testing of sounding rocket and other technologies.

Space Shuttle Missions

Space Shuttle Support →

During 2011, Research Range Services (RRS) personnel supported the final three Space Shuttle missions.