National Aeronautics and
Space Administration
Wallops 2016 Preview
Bruce Underwood, Deputy Director
Jan. 12, 2016
Sounding Rockets in 2016
- 17 launches
currently planned
(seven launching
from WFF; others
from White Sands)
- Missions su...
Scientific Balloons in 2016
- Two mission operations
underway now in
Antarctica
- One around the world
balloon flight laun...
Airborne Science in 2016
- Three Earth Venture
missions scheduled: ACT-
America (central and
eastern U.S.); NAAMES
(Newfou...
Construction in 2016
- Nearly $60M in
construction underway
- Mission Launch
Command Center
- Wallops Island Fire
Station
...
Return to flight in 2016
- Antares integration underway in HIF
- WFF range will support a hot fire test Spring 2016
- Retu...
Special Projects and Opportunities in 2016
- Low-Density Supersonic
Decelerator
- IceCube and HaloSat
- Summer internships...
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NASA Wallops Flight Facility, Presented by Bruce Underwood

Reaching Farther. Presented by Bruce Underwood, Deputy Director at NASA Wallops Flight Facility
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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Transcripts - NASA Wallops Flight Facility, Presented by Bruce Underwood

  • 1. National Aeronautics and Space Administration Wallops 2016 Preview Bruce Underwood, Deputy Director Jan. 12, 2016
  • 2. Sounding Rockets in 2016 - 17 launches currently planned (seven launching from WFF; others from White Sands) - Missions supported include education, heliophysics, DOD, astrophysics, and technology demonstrations
  • 3. Scientific Balloons in 2016 - Two mission operations underway now in Antarctica - One around the world balloon flight launching from New Zealand in April - Six flights from Fort Sumner, NM - Up to three flights from Palestine, TX
  • 4. Airborne Science in 2016 - Three Earth Venture missions scheduled: ACT- America (central and eastern U.S.); NAAMES (Newfoundland); ORACLES (Africa) - Long-awaited return of our P-3B with new wings, propellers
  • 5. Construction in 2016 - Nearly $60M in construction underway - Mission Launch Command Center - Wallops Island Fire Station - Main base runway construction
  • 6. Return to flight in 2016 - Antares integration underway in HIF - WFF range will support a hot fire test Spring 2016 - Return to flight currently scheduled May/June timeframe - Follow-on cargo resupply contract announcement
  • 7. Special Projects and Opportunities in 2016 - Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator - IceCube and HaloSat - Summer internships at WFF; go to: intern.nasa.gov - New Educator Resource Center up and running— spread the word - MACRI strategic planning session in Spring - Upcoming UAS summit - Science on the Shore events (FCLP featured tonight at 5 p.m.) - Astronomy night Jan. 15

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