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First of Four Sounding Rockets Launched from the Marshall Islands

A NASA sounding rocket supporting a study of ionosphere and its impact on radio transmissions was launched at 3:38 a.m. EDT, May 1 from Roi-Namur, Republic of the Marshall Islands. The Terrier-Orion rocket was the first of two to be launched as part of the Metal Oxide Space Cloud experiment (MOSC). The rocket flew to approximately 115 miles altitude and the payload impacted safely in the Pacific Ocean about 20 minutes after launch.
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