Tuesday, March 6, 2012

NASA Rocket Barrage to Study Winds at Edge of Space

Date: 05 March 2012 Time: 05:36 PM ET
NASA will use three different types of sounding rocket for its ATREX mission.
NASA's ATREX mission will launch five rockets within five minutes to help scientists study the high-altitude jet stream located 60 to 65 miles above the surface of the Earth. The rockets being used for the mission are two Terrier-Improved Orions (left), one Terrier-Oriole (center) and two Terrier-Improved Malemutes (right).
NASA is gearing up to launch a fusillade of five rockets in five minutes next week on a mission to probe fast-moving winds near the edge of space.
The small suborbital rockets form the core of the Anomalous Transport Rocket Experiment (ATREX), which is scheduled to blast off from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia on March 14, according to a mission profile. The mission will gather information about the high-altitude jet stream, which whistles along 60 to 65 miles (97 to 105 kilometers) above our planet's surface.

MORE: http://www.space.com/14792-nasa-5-rocket-launches-edge-space.html


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