The Sounding Rocket Program (SRP)-4 launch vehicle team has supported the US Space Force’s (USSF) first sounding rocket launch.
The scientific experimental research payload was launched by the USSF and the Space and Missile Systems Center’s Launch Enterprise for the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virgina, US.
The payload was on board the three-stage Terrier-Terrier-Oriole (TTO) sounding rocket that lifted off earlier this month.
The Space Vector-led winning team, which received an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract to support the SRP-4 in December 2018.
Under the contract, Space Vector built the TTO vehicle while Kratos Space and Missile Defense was responsible for the integration, interface and mission planning for the launch.
The launch executed all experiment events on its way to a ‘planned splashdown’ in the Atlantic Ocean.