University of Iowa Research Scientist George Hospodarsky designed and built the magnetic search coil detectors flown on the NASA suborbital rocket successfully launched May 26, 2021.
The two-stage vehicle was carrying the Vlf trans-Ionospheric Propagation Experiment Rocket, or VIPER, designed to study radio waves that escape through the Earth's ionosphere impacting the environment surrounding GPS and geosynchronous satellites, such as those for weather monitoring and communications.
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