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Rockets to Test Disturbances that Could Hurt Your Cell Phone

by Associated Press posted Jun 25 2013 5:46AM
 WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) - NASA is preparing to launch two rockets from the Eastern Shore of Virginia in a joint project with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency.
 
     The launch is scheduled to take place on Wallops Island on Tuesday between 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
 
     The Black Brant V and Terrier-Improved Orion rockets will be launched 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. 
 
     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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Rockets to Test Disturbances that Could Hurt Your Cell Phone
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