Wallops Flight is scheduled to launch a Department of Defense Black Brant IX suborbital sounding rocket between 5:30 and 8:45 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019.
The Black Brant IX vehicle system is the fourth in the group of rocket systems using the 17.26 inch diameter Black Brant V rocket motor. This vehicle fulfills a weight to altitude requirement for the scientific community which is not met by other NASA vehicle systems.
The back-up launch dates are September 18 through 20. The launch may be visible throughout the mid-Atlantic region.
The launch will not be shown live on the Internet nor will launch status updates be provided during the countdown on social media. The NASA Visitor Center at Wallops will not be open for viewing the launch.