The Rocket Experiment for Neutral Upwelling 2 (RENU2) launch from Norway. Photo credit: NASA
April 23, 2019
DURHAM, N.H.— Researchers at the University of New Hampshire Space Science Center find that “speed bumps” in space, which can slow down satellites orbiting closer to Earth, are more complex than originally thought. “We knew these satellites were hitting “speed bumps”, or “upswellings”, which cause them to slow down and drop in altitude,” said Marc Lessard, a physicist at UNH. “But on this mission we were able to unlock some of the mystery around why this happens by discovering that the bumps... - Read Full Article

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