Wallops Island

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Wallops Island

(wäl`ləps), island, 6 sq mi (15.5 sq km), Accomack co., E Va., off the Atlantic coast of the Delmarva pensinsula S of Chincoteaque island. NASA has a facility there and on the neighboring mainland; the island is one of the oldest rocket launch sites (est. 1945) in the world. Although it is primarily devoted to aircraft flights and sounding rocket and scientific balloon launches, orbital spacecraft launches have been conducted since 1961. Virginia's Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport, a commercial launch facility built on land leased from NASA, has launched orbital and other spacecraft since 2006.
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KBR announced it has been awarded a $200 million contract by NASA to provide launch range operations support at the agencys Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Virginia. This is a new contract award for KBR.
KBR announced it has been awarded a $200M contract by NASA to provide launch range operations support at the agency's Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Virginia. This is a new contract award for KBR.
NASA has announced it has awarded a contract to KBRwyle Technology Solutions LLC to provide launch range operations support at the agency's Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Virginia, the company said.
Cygnus launched aboard a Northrop Grumman Antares[TM] rocket on April 17, 2019 from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport Pad 0A on Wallops Island, Virginia. As the spacecraft approached the space station, Cygnus executed a series of thruster burns to raise its orbit.
The cargo will be transported to space on a Cygnus cargo ship, launched by an Antares rocket from Wallops Island, Virginia, at 4:49 am (09H49 GMT) Thursday.
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The chapter supports the project, which would serve along existing defense and government-related space organizations in Georgia and those in close proximity, including Kennedy Space Center and Naval Air Station Cecil Field in Florida, Wallops Island, Virginia, Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama and the John C.
High winds battered the entire East Coast, from North Carolina to New York, reaching 70 mph (112.5 km) in Wallops Island, Virginia, late on Friday, whipping up the tides and causing coastal flooding, said National Weather Service meteorologist Greg Gallina.
High winds battered the entire East Coast, from North Carolina to New York, reaching 70 mph in Wallops Island, Virginia, late on Friday, whipping up the tides and causing coastal flooding, said National Weather Service meteorologist Greg Gallina.
Orbital Sciences Sticks a Russian Engine in Its New Rocket Two months ago, an Orbital Sciences rocket launch to resupply the International Space Station ended with a fireball lighting up the skies over Wallops Island, Virginia. The explosion spread wreckage over nearly half the island.
The work will be conducted at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, Virginia.
On Tuesday, an Antares rocket built and launched by Orbital Sciences exploded after liftoff from Wallops Island, Virginia, destroying a cargo ship bound for the International Space Station.