WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (WAVY) — NASA has tried seven times to launch a Terrier-Improved Malemute sounding rocket from the Wallops Island Flight Facility.
An eighth attempt at the launch is scheduled for Sunday.
The launch of NASA Terrier Improved Malemute is now scheduled for Sunday, June 18, with a window from 9:05 to 9:20 p.m.
— NASA Wallops (@NASA_Wallops) June 16, 2017
NASA says 10 canisters will be deployed during the test, roughly six to 12 miles from the rocket. These canisters will deploy blue-green and red vapor to form artificial clouds, and allow scientists to track particle motions.
These vapors will be visible from New York down to North Carolina.
The launch — initially rescheduled for Friday — is now set for Sunday. NASA said on social media the weather was “not conducive for a launch.”