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sounding rocket


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A rocket used to make observations anywhere within the earth's atmosphere.

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  • noun a suborbital rocket used to launch upper atmosphere, exoatmospheric, and microgravity sondes or probes

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  • noun a research rocket used to obtain information about the atmosphere at various altitudes


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