NASA Scrubs Launch of Two Rockets From Va.

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) — NASA has canceled a planned launch of two rockets from the Eastern Shore of Virginia due to poor weather conditions.

NASA had hoped to launch the Black Brant V and Terrier-Improved Orion 15 seconds apart on Friday in support of the Daytime Dynamo experiment. This is the third attempt that’s had to be scrubbed due to poor weather or scientific conditions.

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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