New Mexico Postpones Student Launch Event

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Student-built experiments will have to wait until May 6 for a suborbital launch from New Mexico’s Spaceport America due to schedule conflicts among participants, organizers of the student launch event announced April 19.

An UP Aerospace SL-4 sounding rocket sponsored by the New Mexico Space Grant Consortium had been slated to take the payloads aloft May 1.

In a separate April 21 announcement, the New Mexico Space Grant Consortium said UP Aerospace has been working with Lockheed Martin, Schafer Corp. and the Pentagon’s Operationally Responsive Space Office in Albuquerque, N.M., on various mission assurance activities.

Last May, the experiment-laden rocket UP Aerospace launched to inaugurate the annual educational launch event failed to reach space.