24 June 2013
NASA will launch two sounding rockets from the Wallops Flight Facility in a joint Daytime Dynamo project with JAXA. The launch was initially planned for today, 24 June, but was scrubbed due to high cirrus clouds. The next attempt will be Tuesday, 25 June, with a window of 9:30-11:30 a.m. By deploying lithium gas, the rockets will help study the global electrical current called the dynamo, which sweeps through the ionosphere, a layer of charged particles that extends from about 30 to 600 miles above Earth. The launch is expected to be difficult for the public to view, but NASA will use a uniquely equipped NASA King Air airplane to monitor the results. (Image Credit: NASA)
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