Anyone out looking for the five rockets NASA was supposed to launch last night was sorely disappointed. One of the rockets — which were supposed to release chemical tracers into the night sky to help researchers track high-speed winds at the edge of the atmosphere — fell victim to an "internal radio frequency interference issue" that will take until at least Friday to fix. The launch window lasts until April 3rd, so there's still plenty of time for Anomalous Transport Rocket Experiment (ATREX) scientists to find a clear night to light up the sky. When they're launched, the rockets should be visible from South Carolina to southern New Hampshire and Vermont, and a webcast will be available to everyone.
NASA five-rocket launch delayed until Friday or later
A NASA project that would launch five rockets into the sky with chemical tracers that can illuminate high-speed winds has been delayed until Friday at the earliest due to a radio frequency interference issue with one of the rockets.