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NASA Scrubs Launch Of 2 Rockets From VA

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WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) - NASA has canceled a planned launch of two rockets from the Eastern Shore of Virginia due to high upper level winds.
NASA had hoped to launch the Black Brant V and Terrier-Improved Orion 15 seconds apart on Wednesday in support of the Daytime Dynamo experiment. The next attempt will be Thursday morning.
NASA says the project is designed to study a global electrical current called the dynamo, which sweeps through the ionosphere.
The ionosphere stretches from about 30 to 600 miles above Earth. A disruption in the ionosphere can disrupt communication signals from satellites.
Each sounding rocket will go for a five-minute flight to about 100 miles up in the ionosphere.


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