Lighting a Sky

Lighting a Sky

ATREX, a Anomalous Transport Rocket Experiment successfully launched 5 suborbital sounding rockets in a early morning hours of Mar 27, 2012, from a Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia as partial of a investigate of a top turn jet stream. The initial rocket launched during 4:58 a.m. EDT and any successive rocket launched 80 seconds apart.

Each of a rockets expelled a chemical tracer that combined milky, white clouds during a corner of space. The launches and clouds were reported to be seen from as distant south as Wilmington, N.C., west to Charlestown, W. Va., and north to Buffalo, N.Y.

The goal will accumulate information that will support researchers to improved know a routine obliged for a high-altitude jet tide located 60 to 65 miles above a aspect of a Earth.

Image Credit: NASA