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12:07 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

NASA Wallops Rocket Launch Delayed Again

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Two rocket launches from the NASA Wallops flight Facility were scrubbed today because of poor weather conditions in the region.

NASA says it will make another attempt tomorrow between 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m..

The two rockets are a Black Brant V and a Terrier-Improved Orion which will lift off 15 seconds apart.

They are part of the Daytime Dynamo experiment which will study a global electrical current that sweeps through the ionosphere.

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9:18 am
Fri June 28, 2013

Wallops Rocket Launch Set for Daytime Dynamo Experiment

Dynamo Electric Current in Ionosphere
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WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) - NASA is hoping weather conditions will permit the launch of two rockets from the Eastern Shore of Virginia.

NASA plans to launch the Black Brant V and Terrier-Improved Orion 15 seconds apart on Friday in support of the Daytime Dynamo experiment.

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.

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11:45 am
Tue June 25, 2013

Wallops Rocket Launch Postponed Until Friday

An electric current called the dynamo, illustrated here, sweeps through Earth’s upper atmosphere.
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WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) - NASA is rescheduling its planned launch of two rockets from the Eastern Shore of Virginia to Friday.

The launch originally scheduled for Monday from Wallops Island was scrubbed again Tuesday because conditions weren't what scientists needed to carry out their experiments.

NASA plans to launch the Black Brant V and Terrier-Improved Orion 15 seconds apart in support of the Daytime Dynamo experiment.

NASA says the project is designed to study a global electrical current called the dynamo, which sweeps through the ionosphere.

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