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Rocket Launch at Wallops Island Postponed

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WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. - A launch of two sounding rockets at the NASA Wallops Flight Facility has been postponed. 

The launch was originally scheduled for Wednesday, July 3, but was scrubbed due to high upper level winds. A launch is now scheduled for these rockets Thursday July 3, between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m.

The rockets will launch as a part of the Daytime Dynamo experiment, a joint project between NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. 

The goal of the project is to study a global electrical current called the dynamo, which sweeps through the ionosphere. 

The first rocket scheduled for launch is a single-stage Black Brant V, which will collect data on the particles it travels through. The second rocket is a two-stage Terrier-Improve Orion. It will track how the upper atmospheric wind varies with altitude. 

The rockets can be seen by residents in the Wallops region. The NASA Visitor Center opens at 8 a.m. on launch day for viewing. The Wallops USTREAM channel will also broadcast the launch live. 

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