Understanding the Sun, Heliosphere, and Planetary Environments as a single connected system is a goal of the Heliophysics Research Program.
The Wallops Flight Facility, located on Virginia's Eastern Shore, manages all sounding rocket launches for the agency.
The first rocket was launched at 4:58 a.m. EDT and each subsequent rocket was launched 80 seconds apart with each releasing a chemical tracer.› Read More
NASA will launch five sounding rockets in approx. five minutes to study high-altitude winds and their connection to the electrical current patterns ...› Read More
03.27.12 - NASA successfully launched five suborbital sounding rockets this morning from its Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia as part of a study of the upper level jet stream.