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HOTShot Sounding Rocket Launch

HOTShot Sounding Rocket Launch

A two-stage Terrier Improved Malemute suborbital sounding rocket is scheduled for launch Sept. 11, 2021, for the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration from NASA’s launch range at Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The flight is part of the HOT Shot program, short for High Operational Tempo, which collects scientific data that benefits aerospace research and informs future weapon designs for the U.S. nuclear enterprise. Its non-nuclear scientific experiments evaluate prototypes and help develop high-fidelity computer models and mechanical flight simulators.

The launch window runs 4-7 p.m. EDT. The live stream will begin 20 minutes before the planned launch time. Backup day is Sept. 12.

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