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NASA launched two small rockets from Virgina's Eastern Shore today in an early Fourth of July fireworks display aimed to probe the electrical eddies of the Earth's upper atmosphere.
The two small rockets blasted off within 15 seconds of each other from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va. The mission: to probe the global electrical current in the winds of Earth's ionosphere with instruments mounted to a Black Brant V booster and a Terrier-Improved Orion sounding rocket.
Originally posted by stardustlifeform
reply to post by Corruption Exposed
yes the payload was never mentioned so i am curious as well.
plus it is coming from NASA, so we may nerver know
Originally posted by 12m8keall2c
this woman's claims of 'delivered a huge quantity of lithium to the atmosphere' aren't only speculation, they're pure and utter baseless BS.
The system supports payloads ranging from 200 to 800 pounds (91 to 360 kg), and is capable of achieving altitudes as high as 200 kilometres (120 mi), but at least 80 kilometres (50 mi), depending on payload size.