Wallops Island Flight Facility
An old American launch site on Wallops Island on the east coast of Virginia,
about 16 km from Chincoteague at 36.9° N, 75.5° W. It provides launch,
tracking and data acquisition capability for small launch vehicles and many
of the sounding rockets used in
NASA's programs. It also serves as an experimental
station for advanced aerodynamic research programs, and provides for flight
tests on instrumentation.