NASA Launches Two Sounding Rockets For Tech Research

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.

Photo Credit: NASA/Danielle Johnson Larger image

By Keith Cowing
Source SpaceRef

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