Polar Sounding Rocket Reveals Satellite ‘Speed Bumps’

Credit: University of New Hampshire
HOUSTON—Results from a NASA-backed sounding rocket mission are shedding light on Poleward Moving Auroral Forms (PMAF), which can serve as “speed bumps” for satellites that cause them to lose altitude. It was late in 2015 when a Black Brant sounding rocket carrying NASA’s Rocket Experiment for...
Mark Carreau

Mark is based in Houston, where he has written on aerospace for more than 25 years. While at the Houston Chronicle, he was recognized by the Rotary National Award for Space Achievement Foundation in 2006 for his professional contributions to the public understanding of America's space program through news reporting.

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