25 June 2013
The launch of two sounding rockets from Wallops Island has been delayed for a second time. The next launch attempt will take place Friday from 9:30-11:30 a.m. EDT. The launch is in support of the Daytime Dynamo experiment, which is a joint project between NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. The first rocket scheduled for launch is a single-stage Black Brant V, which will collect data on the neutral and charged particles it travels through. The second rocket is a two-stage Terrier-Improved Orion that will shoot out a long trail of lithium gas to track how the upper atmospheric wind varies with altitude.
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