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Home > Rockets > ROPA > Project Updates

ROPA - Project Updates

Daily Updates

February 12, 2007 -- LAUNCH!

ROPA rocket launch Feb. 12, 2007

February 11, 2007 -- A hole in the solar wind

February 10, 2007 -- No winds, no clouds...no aurora

February 9, 2007 -- No winds, now clouds

February 8, 2007 -- Ditto

February 7, 2007 -- Still too windy

February 6, 2007 -- Window reopens

January 25, 2007 -- Waiting for next window

January 24, 2007 -- no launch, end of window

January 23, 2007 -- no launch

January 22, 2007 -- ...and still here...

January 21, 2007 -- We're still here....

January 20, 2007 -- Marginal

January 19, 2007 -- Larsen's JouleII rockets launched!

January 18, 2007 -- Almost...

January 17, 2007 -- Countdown to T-2 minutes and hold, recycle

January 16, 2007 -- More snow, and AMISR checks

January 15, 2007 -- Snow...

January 14, 2007 -- Still waiting...

January 13, 2007 -- Vehicles armed and vertical

January 12, 2007 -- Waiting for Aurora

January 11, 2007 -- ROPA on the rail

December 16, 2006

December 14, 2006

December 12, 2006

December 11, 2006

Fall 2006

In Fall 2006 the ROPA project successfully completed integration at Wallops flight facility, and in December, the payload was moved to the Poker Flat research range in Alaska for the launch campaign.

March 2006

In March the ROPA project had a design review. This is a big step as it allows the entire project to move forward significantly. ROPA was successfully reviewed and now the Wallops team will begin building it.