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NASA will create artificial clouds tonight as part of its studies about ionosphere.NASA

NASA will launch the Terrier-Improved Malemute sounding rocket on Tuesday, June 13. It will be done from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility with a launch window from 9.04 pm to 9.19 pm EDT (6.49 am IST, June 14).

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The launch was earlier scheduled on Monday, but it was postponed due to clouds impacting the ability to test a new ampoule ejection system designed to support studies of the ionosphere and aurora.

Several attempts to explore these features have been aborted due to reasons like clouds, boats in hazard area and strong winds.

The researchers on this mission will be able to accumulate data about a bigger area with the help of multi-canister ampoule ejection system.

Canisters will deploy between four and five minutes and 30 seconds after launch releasing blue-green and red vapour to form artificial clouds. These clouds, or vapour tracers, will allow scientists on the ground to visually track particle motions in space. The clouds may be visible along the mid-Atlantic coastline from New York to North Carolina.

The NASA Visitor Center at Wallops will open at 8 pm for viewing the flight.

Live coverage of the mission is scheduled to begin at 8.30 pm on the Wallops Ustream site. A Facebook live is also planned to begin at 8.50 pm on

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