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NASA Wallops sounding rocket launch is a go — a week later

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So far, weather “is looking great” for NASA Wallops Flight Facility’s launch this evening. The sounding rocket was originally scheduled to be launched May 8 but was scrubbed or postponed multiple times.  

The Black Brant XII launch carrying the KiNET-X payload is a go for Saturday, May 15, with a launch window from 8:03 p.m. to 8:53 p.m.

As the flight center keeps an eye on “pesky” clouds in Bermuda, Delmarva Now will carry the livestream so check back with us. The rocket may be visible from the Atlantic coast to the Mississippi River as it thunders overhead.

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With a window currently scheduled for 7:58 p.m., May 7, the Black Brant XII rocket will launch from Virginia's NASA Wallops Flight Facility. Black Brant XII, carrying the KiNET-X payload, is a four-stage sounding rocket that can reach altitudes over 200 miles above Earth's surface — making it likely viewable from many states.

Black Brant XII, carrying the KiNET-X payload, is a four-stage sounding rocket that can reach altitudes over 200 miles above Earth’s surface, according to NASA Wallops Flight Facility. 

NASA Wallops Visitor Center will not be open for viewing. 

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