Rocket launched from Wallops to test motor, other technology

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Posted: Oct 08, 2015 8:01 AM

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) — NASA says preliminary indications show that a modified motor performed as planned during a test flight.

The space agency launched a NASA Black Brant IX suborbital sounding rocket at 7:07 p.m. Wednesday from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia to test the modified Black Brant motor. A launch vehicle, spacecraft systems and sub-payload technologies also were tested.

NASA says in a news release that the technology experiments are undergoing a preliminary data analysis.