WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (WAVY) — After being delayed because of weather Monday, NASA successfully launched another sounding rocket into space Tuesday night.

The Sporadic-E ElectroDynamics Demonstration mission, or SpEED Demon, will fly new instrumentation along with heritage instruments that have flown on other sounding rocket missions.  It launched from Wallops flight facility in Virginia at 9:16 p.m.

While the main purpose of SpEED Demon is to test the instrument package, scientists are hopeful that they may be able to measure sporadic-E layers in the ionosphere, the electrified upper portion of Earth’s atmosphere that’s made of ionized gas called plasma.

NASA provided live coverage of the mission on the Wallops YouTube site.

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