A suborbital Terrier-Improved Malemute rocket launched from the Wallops Island Flight Facility after being scrubbed the day before. NASA delayed the launch — which was originally slated for Tuesday — until Wednesday morning after boats were in the hazard area.
The rocket is carrying experiments by students from several colleges, including Virginia Tech, the University of Nebraska Lincoln and the University of Colorado Boulder.
NASA says the rocket was successfully launched shortly after 7:30 a.m. The rocket flew to an altitude of 95 miles during the launch.
Data was received from most of the student experiments, but NASA says the payload was not recovered.
NASA says they will be investigating the anomaly.
The next launch from Wallops Island is slated for December.