NASA and Utah State Launch Probe to Study Aurora Borealis’ Energy Flow

January 29, 2015 11:38 AM

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The Utah State University’s College of Engineering recently reported that the university and NASA launched Oriole IV, a suborbital sounding rocket designed at studying the spatial and temporal variation of the energy flow into the aurora borealis, Wednesday morning at 5:41 a.m. ET.

The probe carrying six research payloads designed by the Utah Space Dynamics Laboratory (SDL) blasted off from the Poker Flat Research Range.

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