Suborbital sounding rocket launch on 16 February 2023
NASA launched two suborbital sounding rockets about 30 minutes apart Thursday, Feb. 16, to test a new capability for supporting science research in the mesosphere, an area of the atmosphere between 31 and 53 miles altitude.
The two, nine-foot, Improved-Orion sounding rockets lifted off at 7 a.m. and 7:28 a.m. respectively.
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