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Code 810: Sounding Rockets Program Office

Code 810: Sounding Rockets Program Office

Code 810: Sounding Rockets Program Office

POKER FLAT 2007 CAMPAIGN 1-9-2007

The NASA Sounding Rockets Program Office (SRPO) is sponsoring the 2007 Sounding Rocket Campaign at the Poker Flat Research Range (PFRR). 

The objectives of this mission are to investigate disturbances in the ionosphere near the magnetic field.  Four separate scientific missions will be conducted as part of these investigations.  Each mission will consist of a series of observations of the ionosphere, conducted by ground-based science instruments, followed by a series of sounding rocket launches once specific phenomena are observed.  A series of 10 sounding rockets will carry a variety of payloads into the ionosphere to make in-situ measurements of the observed phenomena. 

More information on the scientific missions:

JOULE II:  Mulitple-Scale Study of High-Latitude Joule Heating During a Substorm Event

ROPA:  Rocket Observations of Pulsating Aurora

HEX 2:  Investigations of Mesoscale Drivers for Vertical and Horizontal Winds in the High-Latitude Lower Thermosphere

CHARM:  Correlations of High-Frequencies and Auroral Roar Measurements


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