WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) - NASA has scrubbed a launch involving two rockets from the Eastern Shore of Virginia in a joint project with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency.
The launch was scheduled to take place on Wallops Island on Tuesday between 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. The launch has been rescheduled for June 28.
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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